The Department of the Army is looking for five (5) dynamic,
forward-thinking, energetic librarians interested in a twelve-month
developmental program designed to broaden technical skills and competencies
through extensive formal training and on-the-job training.   Graduates of
the training program have worldwide employment opportunities in the 275
libraries that make up the Army Library Program.   Training will be
conducted in all types of Army libraries including technical, medical,
academic, and general at various US locations.     On-the-job training will
focus on the Army, its community, culture and information needs, and on
major library functions, e.g., management, public services, technical
services, and systems.   Training is designed to enhance knowledge of new
technologies, build forward thinking concepts, and allow for participation
in digital reference, knowledge management, distance learning and other
projects designed to support the Army.   In addition to taking courses on
Army organization, knowledge management, and Web technologies, trainees may
also have the opportunity to attend national library conferences (American
Library Association, Special Library Association, Medical Library
Association, Computers in Libraries, etc.) and other professional
development events (Army Library Institute, Military Librarians' Workshop).

The primary work locations are Alexandria, VA;  Hampton, VA;  San Antonio,
TX and Honolulu, HI.    The training plan will provide all candidates with a
broad overview of the Army Library Program, work experience in several types
of Army libraries, and concentrated experience at the primary work location.
For example, the candidate selected for the Headquarters, US Army Materiel
Command in Alexandria, VA  will focus on technical libraries.  These
libraries support scientists, engineers, researchers, and managers in a wide
variety of subject areas, such as, biological, chemical, munitions, aviation
and missile technology, electronics, environmental sciences, and human
factors engineering.    The candidates (2) selected for the Headquarters,
Training and Doctrine Command at Fort Monroe in Hampton, VA will focus on
academic libraries that support the 30 schools of advanced military training
in artillery (Ft. Sill, OK), armor (Ft. Knox, KY), infantry (Ft. Benning,
GA), signal (Ft. Gordon, GA), etc.   Medical librarianship is the focus at
Fort Sam Houston, TX, the home of Army medicine.   Library training will
consist primarily of rotation through various library functions in an
academic medical library (Stimson Library) and clinical library (Brooke Army
Medical Center).  Stimson Library serves as the library automation hub for
the 11 libraries in the Great Plains Regional Medical Command.  Training
will include administration of the Voyager Integrated Online Library System
in a consortia environment, use of ENCompass software for the development of
digital repositories, and participation in various indexing and abstracting
projects.   General libraries will be the focus at Schofield Barracks in
Hawaii.  The Army operates approximately 100 general libraries on Army
installations in the US, Germany, Italy, and Korea.  These libraries have
the broadest mission of all Army libraries.  They provide the soldiers,
civilians, and families of the military community with mission-related
reference, educational, training, and leisure-time library services and
resources.   For more information about the Army Library Program go to the
Digital Army Library Service (DALS) website at

The entry level is at grade GS-09 with promotion potential to GS-11.
Beginning salary is $35, 519 plus locality pay where applicable.  To apply
for a trainee position, see the vacancy announcements at
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Texas) and at <>



M. Ann Parham, MLS
Army Librarian
300 Army Pentagon
Washington, DC 20310-0300
Voice (DSN 225) 703-695-5490
Fax (DSN 225) 703-695-6988

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