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Supervisory Librarian   REG   $16.29-$46.48     NF-1410-04

* Must have a master's degree from an American Library Association

accredited school and 3 years progressively responsible work experience.


Supervisory Librarian – NF 1410-IV – Andrews AFB, MD



Directs overall library operation providing mission, education, and quality of life support to base personnel, their families, and retirees.  Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library administration, personnel management, circulation services, reference/research services, technical services, and technological development and support.  Is responsible for the library facility; i.e., maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space within the facility for various library functions.  Develops budgets and establishes short- and long-range library plans.  Monitors funding allocations, meets expenditure targets, and justifies unfunded requirements.  Performs as a liaison with user groups, establishes partnerships/networks with local, state, and regional organizations.  Responsible for work force management, recruitment, and staff training.  Structures assignments of employees based on priorities and deadlines, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees.  Periodically reviews work.  Provides proper guidance, direction, and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses; holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments.  Conducts employee performance appraisals and advocates appropriate recognition and feedback for performance and contributions.


Provides reference and research services using a broad range of current and retrospective resources, as well as a variety of resource formats; i.e., print resources, non-print resources, on-line databases, other libraries, or external subject resources.  Devises appropriate search strategies and handles advanced and complex subject-matter inquiries.   Develops collection management and ensures compliance.  Develops a selection plan to match resource requirements and prioritizes requirements against available funds.  Continuously assesses the collections and properly evaluates them against authoritative bibliographies, subject handbooks, local criteria, and usage statistics.  Selects all types of print and non-print media to meet the organizational, educational, and personal needs of library customers in a wide variety of subjects and reading levels.  Performs selective removal and replacement of obsolete and worn materials from the collection, while ensuring that collections contain needed retrospective holdings.  Reviews the acquisition of materials from central funds for approval/disapproval.  Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions.  Responsible for ensuring the most effective acquisition method is used to acquire library materials.  Works with the procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library requirements.  Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendors beyond the expertise of the technicians.  Performs original cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats using Dewey Decimal Classification and Library of Congress subject headings.  Develops and implements name, series, and subject authority control records.  Evaluates effectiveness of the library’s automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operations.  Serves as coordinator of automation and systems, including local area network, wide-area network, and Internet, within the library.  Writes policy and procedures manuals for automated library operations.  Manages the library marketing program to include outreach programs, publicity, cross marketing, and special events.  Oversees special events, activities, and development of displays and exhibits, highlighting themes dealing with a wide range of topics.  Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness.  Develops and maintains contact with professional and service organizations to promote specialized programs and exhibits.  Conducts tours and orientations for VIPs and commanders, prepares how-to instructions for library and resource use, plans and conducts subject specific instruction seminars on library resources and services.  May be required to work uncommon tour of duty.




A master’s degree in library and information studies from an American Library Association accredited school and 3 years progressively responsible work experience is required.  Professional knowledge of all aspects of library principles, concepts, methodology, operations, functions, and management to perform the professional and administrative duties of the position.  Knowledge of the policies, procedures, systems, and interrelationships of the library, the library’s databases, data sources, and the customer served.  Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques and of the interests and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use.  Knowledge of established procurement rules and regulations and internal organizational acquisition policies.  Familiarity with publishers’ and suppliers’ methods of operation.  Knowledge of on-line database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements.  Experience supervising the work of library employees.  Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required.  Ability to communicate orally and in writing.




Accurately develops, prepares, and justifies library budgets.  Accurately controls expenditure of funds by consistently monitoring fund allocations and library expenditures.  Accurately prepares reports and submits them to requesting authority within time frame specified.  Appropriately displays managerial skills and compliance with personal directives.  Accurately appraises performance within established guidelines and time frames.  Properly applies Equal Employment Opportunity principles and requirements.  Accurately trains employees to successfully accomplish work tasks and comply with security, safety, and health regulations.  Appropriately develops marketing plans and strategies to increase library awareness and usage.  Formulates cost efficient search strategies to effectively perform comprehensive reference services and technical literature searches.  Effectively plans and conducts library instruction seminars.  Effectively evaluates and manages collection development.  Effectively organizes (classifies) and catalogs materials to make them accessible to library users through public catalogs.  Effectively directs computer automation support projects.  Effectively instructs library personnel in the use of new software packages.  Appropriately complies with AFI 34-270 and MAJCOM supplements, Golden Eagle Standards, and DoD/MWR Library Standards.  Establishes and maintains, within established parameters, policies and procedures for all aspects of library functions.  Establishes and maintains a program of continuing research and efforts toward improving and expanding library operations.  Maintains currency within the library profession by attending professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars.  Ensures catalog records are accurate and current.  Works independently and accomplishes objectives with minimal supervision.




Attends professional meetings, conferences, workshops, and seminars as required.  Safety, funds, resource protection, fire protection, marketing, customer service, personnel management, and other local, state, federal, and installation required training.



Thank you for your assistance.



Margaret A. Shipman, YC-02, USAF

Chief, NAF Human Resources Office

Andrews AFB, MD

DSN:  858-5622  Comm:  301-981-5622




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