If you are looking for an exciting opportunity to deliver state-of-the-art Library services to U.S. diplomats around the world, the Ralph J. Bunche Library at the U.S. Department of State has the perfect opportunity for you.


We just posted a GS-13 Acquisitions Team Lead position on USAJobs.  This is a non-supervisory team lead position for the Library’s 5-person acquisitions team.  The successful candidate will oversee the Library’s complex acquisitions operations which procure information resources for the Library as well as the Bureaus and overseas posts throughout the Department.


Please be aware that the initial review of applications will be conducted by non-librarians.  Please pay careful attention to the qualifications and basic requirements listed in the vacancy announcement, and be sure to address them thoroughly in your application.


Government Wide:

Open to the Public


Open:  1/14/2021

Closes: 1/28/2021


About the Ralph J. Bunche Library:  Founded by Thomas Jefferson in 1789, the Library has the distinction of being the oldest federal library, and is currently in its 231st year of continuous service to the men and women of the Department of State.  In 1997, the Library was dedicated to diplomat and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Ralph J. Bunche.  Its extensive collection includes a number of historic documents and chronicles the history of the Department and U.S. international relations.  The Library currently services the 70,000 employees of the State Department service throughout the United States and in hundreds of diplomatic missions in every part of the world.






Julie Arrighetti

Chief Librarian

Ralph J. Bunche Library
Office of Information Programs and Services

U.S. Department of State


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