Fort McNair, D.C
Dec 02, 2021
Dec 09, 2021
Full Time

1.Coordinates technical and bibliographic processes related to access, selection, acquisition and maintenance of electronic resources and serials and databases.
- Works independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff.
- Ensures smooth integration of electronic subscriptions into the library's library management system, resolving access issues. Coordinates
serials database maintenance, oversees cataloging of serials.
- Assists with license agreements for electronic resources, working directly with vendors, manages license compliance issues and use policies to library staff and users.
- Has current awareness of new trends, standards and emerging technologies in electronic resources.
- Conducts training, briefings and provides presentations to library and university staff.
- Assists with coordinating demos and trial subscriptions of new electronic resources.
- Identifies, evaluates and implements new technologies for management of and access to electronic materials using analytical and problem- solving skills.
- Coordinates integrated access to electronic resources via portal software or other technologies such as link resolvers, utilizing Open URL standards and other emerging technologies.

2. Functions as a back-up to provide technical support for the library management system.
- Under the direction of the senior systems librarians, participates in the development, coordination and ongoing evolution of the library's library management system.
- Provides expert technical assistance in resolving users problems with web-based resources and desktop applications.
- Works with NDU network and IT staff in monitoring the library's library management, and other
automated/electronic information products and services. Assists with system upgrades, profiling and troubleshooting as required. Stays current of trends in library automation and emerging technologies which could ensure the library's continuing role of excellence in the military academic community.

3. Provides leadership in planning, obtaining, and organizing electronic resources across the library.
- Possess familiarity with metadata standards, and the creation of digital collections.
- Applies organizational techniques and knowledge of information retrieval to enhance access for users.
- Automates gathering of usage statistics where possible across various library platforms to inform annual report.
- Serves as a liaison to other Divisions in the library providing technical assistance and participating in the planning,
development and evaluation of digital services and the enhancement/conversion materials to electronic formats.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Suitable for Federal Employment
  • Registered for Selective Service
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.


Basic Requirements:
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. 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 establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Desired Qualifications:
- American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master of Library Science degree.

You must have at least one year of specialized experience equivalent in level of difficulty and responsibility to the GS-11 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience is defined as:
  • Experience applying principles, practices, and resources associated with the management of electronic resources and library management systems.
  • Ability to manage usage statistics for library's electronic and digital resources across products and platforms.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in academic libraries, metadata control and standards for electronic and digital formats.
  • Skill in written and oral communications to create and deliver training programs, briefings and reports on electronic and digital resources.
Examples of Specialized Experience:
  • Experience with COUNTER_SUSHI compliance and reporting.
  • Experience troubleshooting access issues with databases and discovery layers.
  • Experience with administration of library electronic resources, A-Z lists, discovery services, and authentication methods.
  • Experience managing the LibApps suite of products to include LibInsight, LibGuides, LibAnswers.
  • Ability to create annual report of library usage statistics and brief leadership on findings.

Volunteer Experience: 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 to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Education is not substitutable for specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telecommute.

Background or Security Investigation: This is a Non-Critical Sensitive position which requires a background investigation. The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive position within the agency as a condition of employment.

Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of two years if one has not already been completed.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): You must be well qualified for the position to receive special selection priority under the ICTAP. A qualified ICTAP eligible achieving a score of 85 or above will be considered "well qualified". For more information, go to:

Special Hiring Authorities: You may be considered for the vacancy if you are eligible for a special appointment authority such as those authorized for the severely disabled; certain Vietnam Era and disabled veterans; volunteers returned from the Peace Corps or Vista, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Resource Center: ; VetsInfo Guide: .

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): Veterans who are preference eligibles or who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing an initial 3-year term (not less than 2 years and 11 months) may apply regardless of their current geographical location. Veterans must submit their DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, to be considered under this authority.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP, if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the best qualified for this vacancy.

Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to:

If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding Alternate Application .

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