Librarian (Acquisitions Specialist)

Washington D.C.
Jun 16, 2017
Jul 07, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Copyright is a form of legal protection provided by the laws of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code) to authors of literary, dramatic, musical, artistic, and other works. The United States Copyright Office, located within the Library of Congress and under the direction of the Register of Copyrights, administers the Copyright Law, advises Congress and government agencies on legal and policy matters; provides international representation on copyright issues; administers the national copyright registration system; provides collections materials to the Library through voluntary registration and mandatory deposit programs; records documents relating to copyright chain of title; administers statutory license provisions of the law, including collecting and distributing royalties; maintains the world’s largest database of copyright public records; and, provides information and reference services to the public.

This position is located in the Acquisitions Section of the Copyright Acquisitions Division, and serves as a Librarian (Acquisition Specialist).

The position is responsible for identifying, selecting, and acquiring materials in assigned formats, contacting domestic publishers to obtain or relay information related to the mandatory deposit of published works and for ensuring proper handling and security of all Library and Copyright Office materials.

The incumbent reports to the Acquisitions Section Head. Ths position description number for this position is 110426.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to Apply the Principles and Techniques of Collection Development in a Library Environment**

Ability to Apply Knowledge of Acquisitions, Selection, and Bibliographic Control**

Ability to Provide Consultation and Perform Liaison Duties**

Ability to Work with Electronic Resources in a Library Environment

Ability to Use Information Retrieval Principles

Ability to Communicate Technical Information Orally and in Writing

Ability to Utilize Technology to Plan, Organize, Prioritize, and Monitor Varied Workload

Ability to Communicate Effectively Other Than in Writing

No additional requirements to those listed above.

Not Applicable

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