Librarian (Outreach)

Washington D.C.
Aug 04, 2017
Aug 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

Come be a part of one of the largest digital information facilities in the world!
Established by Congress in 1861, GPO is transforming itself as an agency and as a business. We provide other agencies with innovative services for the printing, publishing, storage, and distribution of digital content. The public will enjoy permanent access to digital government information, acquiring it quickly, easily, and with confidence in its authenticity. GPO employees are proud of their abilities and passionate about their craft. Whether your expertise is in putting ink on paper, commanding a digital output system, or engineering the delivery of information online, we would like to talk to you.

This position is part of the Library Services and Content Management, Government Publishing Office in Washington , District of Columbia.

The Selectee will work shift 1 and a tour of duty from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
The position of Outreach Librarian is located in the Office of Outreach and Support (O & S) within Library Services and Content Management (LSCM). As a user-centric organization, the mission of LSCM is to administer four statutorily mandated programs including the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), the Cataloging and Indexing Program (C & I), the International Exchange Service (IES) and the By-Law Program. Specifically, O & S is responsible for the development of relationships that support these programs and activities of LSCM across the United States, utilizing a wide variety of customer service tools and applications to help depository librarians maximize their FDLP affiliation.

This is a professional librarian position responsible for working with the library community to better educate users about services and resources available through LSCM, while gaining an understanding of individual library and community needs and how LSCM can address those needs. The Outreach Librarian is responsible for developing partnerships that assist the FDLs in implementing and maintaining the membership requirements of the FDLP and the operation of individual Federal depository collections.

This vacancy is also being announced under Merit Promotion procedures. If you wish to be considered under Merit Promotion or non-competitive procedures, you must apply to announcement number 17-10031390-MP-ST for consideration.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectees must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain Nonsensitive Security Clear.
  • School Transcript official or unofficial
  • To qualify for the Librarian (Outreach), PG -1410-11, you must meet the following requirements:

    Knowledge and experience in developing and delivering library instruction, training, workshops and/or webinars to library customers; skill in responding to research/reference inquiries from library customers in person and using online tools and services; providing customer services in person and remotely to library clients with unique needs.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (08/18/2017) to be considered.

    As a basic requirement, all librarians must have professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and/or education as shown below. Please select the statement that best describes your level of experience and/or education.
    A. I have a completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree. (or)
    B. I have a total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must show conclusively that the education, training and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

    ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts which cites the name of the institution are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades and GPA, semester, year, and credit for the course. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer.

    FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit:

    Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    Q - Nonsensitive


    As a Librarian (Outreach), your typical work assignments may include the following:

    • Develop working partnerships with all appropriate communities in the information community to promote the value of LSCM's services and content to the FDLP partners and federal, state and local agencies and libraries outside of the FDLP program. Serve as the public interface between the FDLs and LSCM.
    • Actively engage the FDLP community to become more involved and active users of all LSCM products and services.
    • Develop a leading role as the primary public interface with individual FDLP members in the outreach and communication activities of LSCM as assigned. Identify opportunities for the delivery of new services to the community.
    • Develops content and delivers instructional workshops, webinars, and in-person training sessions on library science topics, Federal Depository Library operations and FDLP program requirements.
    • Analyze and researches inquiries and requests relating to depository designation, administrative publications, depository library operation, and other administrative matters for the individual Federal depository libraries participating in the FDLP.
    • Provides virtual and on-site assistance for libraries needing support in meeting the FDLP program objectives and legal requirements. Promotes library participation in the FDLP, including sharing of best practices and value of Federal depository collections.
    • Working with depository coordinators, the Outreach Librarian ensures that the designated depository library is operating within the defined conditions and reports the status of the libraries condition to the Superintendent of Documents and Congress on a regular basis. If below standard conditions exist within a Depository Library, the Outreach Librarian will identify the areas where the library can improve its services and present reasonable strategies to address these areas of concerns.
    • Cultivate relationships with library associations on a local, state, and federal level (examples FDLP community, government agencies and federal librarian groups in public, law, and academic libraries, state library associations, etc.). Develops incentives, targets and recruits potential libraries into the FDLP program. This requires building alliances and participating in activities with libraries and/or library associations in the incumbent's assigned area of responsibility.
    • Contributes to the planning of applicable and effective resources or activities that highlight depository resources and/or services using a variety of tools, including web-based systems and in-person instruction and consultation.

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