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Subject: Position at Library of Congress

Position at Library of Congress

From: Werner Haun <whau>
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2001
Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
Library of Congress

The Library of Congress invites applications for the permanent
position of Collections Care Technician.  Below is a partial
position description.  A complete position announcement may be found
at: <URL:>, or may be
obtained by contacting  the Employment Office at 202-707-5627, or
employment hotline at 202-707-4315.  In addition, application
material can be obtained by calling the Office of Personnel
Management's USAJOBS at 202-606-2700 or by visiting

Title: Library Technician (Collections Care Technician)
    GS-1411-5 (10747) $21,947 - $28,535 ($24,192 - $31,454)*
    GS-1411-6 (10748) $24,643 - $31,798 ($26,966 - $35,051)*
    GS-1411-7 (10749) $27,185 - $35,339 ($29,966 - $38,954)*

   * Salary in parentheses reflects locality pay.

Vacancy Announcement Number: AT-LC-01-0038
Opening Date: April 23, 2001
Closing Date: May 23, 2001

Brief Description of Duties: Incumbent at the GS-5 level will use an
automated box-making system to construct custom fitted enclosures
for Library materials from the permanent research collections;
prepares materials for enclosure; removes materials from acid
binders or containers and places them in appropriate protective
enclosures; performs basic repairs such as tipping-in or repair
paper, using heat-set tissue or Japanese paper, constructing pockets
to house accompanying material or tightening hinges; assist in
maintaining cleanliness and order in the repair facility; supports
the Library Binding Section by performing treatments such as
stiffening and pamphlet binding; assure the physical safety of all
Library materials assigned for repair or housing; works in a timely,
accurate, and cost-effective manner; maintain worksheets on a daily
basis; and participates in staff meetings, Library committees, or
task forces. In addition to the duties listed above, incumbent at
the GS-6 level will independently search the Library's on-line and
manual catalogs to verify entry or call number; performs basic and
intermediate repairs such as spine repair, recasing or new covers;
handles RUSH requests; and perform quality assurance as batches of
work are completed.  In addition, incumbent at the GS-7 level will
organize teams of technicians to work in decentralized environments
to accomplish housing projects for particular collections; produce
statistics; develop creative solutions to non-routine problems;
assists in making treatment decisions for housing and repair;
assists in the examination of material to determine condition,
develops treatment plans, and estimates cost of treatment; trains
other technicians; assists in conducting use surveys; perform
quality assurance; and may be assigned to direct work flow for
housing or repair activities

Werner Haun
Collections Conservator
Binding & Collections Care Division
Library of Congress, LMG-19
Washington, DC  20540-4522
Fax: 202-707-3434

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