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Hi Elizabeth,
I came across this announcement today regarding a grant program for
teaching American history and thought Fellows might be interested. Best
wishes.
Pat

Teaching American History Grant Program
Closing Date: July 7, 2003
Program Description: Teaching American History grants support projects to
raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge,
understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history.
Contact Persons: Christine Miller, Alex Stein, Harry Kessler, or Claire
Geddes, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room
5C126, Washington, DC 20202-6200. Telephone: (202) 260-8766 (Christine
Miller); (202) 205-9085 (Alex Stein); (202) 708- 9943 (Harry Kessler); or
(202) 260-8757 (Claire Geddes) or via Internet:
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-----Original Message-----
From: "Elizabeth L. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 17:23:55 -0400
Subject: Educational Outreach Job (1 year) at LC

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> Sender:       American Memory Fellows <[log in to unmask]>
> Poster:       "Elizabeth L. Brown" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject:      Educational Outreach Job (1 year) at LC
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>
> Hi Gang.
>
> Everything I know about this job announcement is in this message.  If
> you
> need more information, please use the contact information below.  If
> you
> are interested, fax your application; since this position is "available
> immediately" an anthrax-delayed application may arrive too late.
>
> The Office of Strategic Initiatives oversees the Library's Information
> Technology Services Department and the National Digital Information
> Infrastructure & Preservation Program (NDIIPP)
> <<http://www.digitalpreservation.gov/ndiipp/>http://www.digitalpreserva
> tion.gov/ndiipp/>,
> plus much of the work of American Memory and the Learning Page (but not
> the
> AM/LP reference service).
>
> A similar ad ran on March 9 in the Washington Post.  It was truly a
> fluke
> that I noticed it there. I recall that in the Post, it was a display ad
> with a box around it, two columns wide and maybe three inches deep. (I
> once
> worked in newspaper advertising.) I also recall that the announcement
> in
> the Post didn't mention the Master's in Education, only a Master's in
> Library Science.
>
> The format for the OF-612 form is here:
> <http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/OF612.htm>.  You are not required
> (according to
> the announcement, below) to use this form.  However, I've been told
> that,
> in general, "Federal-style" resumes should contain the information that
> this form requests, so it's good to know about it.
>
> The announcement is here:
> <http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/OSITempVacancy.txt>http://www.loc.gov
> /hr/employment/OSITempVacancy.txt
> (and below the "******" in this message).
> I noticed the posting yesterday on the Library's employment postings
> webpage <http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/> while I was preparing for a
> talk with some graduate students.  There are more announcements there
> this
> week, than usual, and most permanent appointments.
>
> Betty.
>
> ********************************************************
>
> VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
>
> OFFICE OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES
> THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
>
> TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT, AVAILABLE IMMEDIATELY
>
> Title:
>     Expert in Educational Outreach
>
> Salary:
>     Commensurate with experience
>
> Position Location:
>     Office of Strategic Initiatives,
>     James Madison Memorial Building,
>     Library of Congress
>
> Type of Appointment:
>     Temporary, not-to-exceed 1 year
>
> Number of Vacancies: One
>
> Tour of Duty:
>     Full-time; Flexible Schedule
>
> BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:
> Duties include leading a nationwide educational outreach
> program for the Library of Congress.  Incumbent will
> coordinate the Library of Congress's multifaceted
> educational outreach initiatives; provide authoritative
> guidance in the resolution of complex problems or issues
> affecting major agency programs related to educational
> outreach; serve as the Library's national authority in
> educational programming/project planning and development;
> and oversee program objectives, set performance standards,
> judge the research potential of innovative projects, and
> promote further exploration of new approaches.  The
> individual will also provide overall leadership and
> planning for major committees, conferences and/or
> symposia throughout the United States.
>
> MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
> A Master's  in Education or Master's in Science Degree
> preferred; demonstrated success in a recent or current
> managerial position in educational administration; a
> demonstrated ability to direct and manage a national
> program that includes participation in national
> conferences and/or symposia; management of an
> educational Web site; and the skills to manage a
> diverse staff in the Library of Congress.
>
> APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
> Please fax a Standard Form 171 (SF 171), Application
> for Federal Employment or Optional Form 612 (OF612),
> Optional Form for Federal Employment, or a Federal-style
> resume to:
>
>        Office of Strategic Initiatives
>        Attention: Tabatha Irving
>        Room LM-637, Library of Congress
>        101 Independence Avenue SE
>        Washington, D.C. 20540-1300
>        fax: (202) 707-0815
>
>
> For additional information about this temporary position,
> contact the Office of Strategic Initiatives at
> (202) 707-7849 or e-mail <mailto:[log in to unmask]>[log in to unmask]