NLS Operations Alert

No. 13-48

DATE          :    September 5, 2013
TO                :    Network Libraries
FROM         :    John Brown, Acting Chief, Network Division
SUBJECT   :    Vacancy announcement: NLS Reference Section Head

A vacancy announcement has been posted for the head of the Reference Section at NLS as follows:
Supervisory Librarian (Head, Reference Section) (Vacancy #: 130084)
GS-1410-14 - Library Services (Reference Section, Network Division, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Partnerships and Outreach Programs) - $105,211.00-$136,771.00
Opening Date: Aug. 28, 2013
Closing Date: Sept. 30, 2013

The incumbent serves as the Head, NLS Reference Section, in the Network Division. Exercising a high degree of independence, the incumbent is responsible for planning, formulating, and recommending policy and establishing priorities of activities for a group of employees performing technical and professional work. The incumbent plans, directs, and guides all activities of the NLS reference, referral, and information service which answers questions about blindness and physical handicaps, except in the fields of medicine and law, for the NLS network of regional and subregional libraries, other professional groups, and the general public a national reference and referral service on blindness and physical handicaps except in the fields of medicine and law provides special and general reference services to NLS staff, compiles and distributes information on resources in the field of blindness and physical handicaps develops a collection of print materials and digital media on blindness and physical handicaps to support the activities described above. The posting closes September 30, 2013.

For more information about the position and instructions on application procedures, visit

For more information contact:

John Brown
Acting Chief, Network Division
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