Job posting: Head of Scholarly Services, Asian Division, Library of Congress
Allen W Thrasher
athr at LOC.GOV
Fri Feb 11 20:26:14 UTC 2005
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<http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/jobposts.html>. The vacancy
announcement number is 050005. The closing date is 04/08/05. Below is a
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Job Title: Head of Scholarly Services Section
Salary Range: $88,369 - $$114,882.
The Head of Scholarly Services is responsible for the day-to-day
of the Division's reference service and scholarly activities,
the reference staff and area specialists, and serving as a specialist
matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions within the
Division's geographic area of responsibility. The incumbent assures
provision of timely and accurate reference service to the Congress and
other Library patrons, directs the development and maintenance of the
Library's collections pertaining to the region, facilitates the
uses of these collections by scholars, researchers, and other users,
manages the development of digital technology to advance the
goals. The incumbent plans and produces scholarly programs, exhibits,
seminars, and colloquia to bring attention to research developments
collections of interest to both scholars and the general public and
remains up-to-date on digital resources. Under the guidance of the
Division Chief, the incumbent may be responsible for cultivating
with potential donors, securing funds for new initiatives, writing
proposals, acquiring and developing new collections, and establishing
services. In addition, the incumbent may also be assigned to work with
scholars in the Kluge Center, and outside the Library and to perform
general administrative duties for the division and to serve in lieu of
chief as required.
Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and
sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable
of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties
the position without more than normal supervision.:
Ability to communicate effectively orally.
Ability to communicate in writing in performing supervisory or leader
Ability to provide consultation or liaison duties and represent the
Institution in the research community both foreign and domestic.
Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce.
Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and to plan
carry out library programs.
Ability to read in at least two major Asian languages. **
Knowledge of the subject areas of a large research library collection
to provide research services using the Asian collections. **
The knowledge, skills, and abilities that are marked with a double
asterisk (**) in the minimum requirements are considered the most
critical for the position.
Allen W. Thrasher, Ph.D.
Senior Reference Librarian
Southern Asia Section
Library of Congress
Jefferson Building 150
101 Independence Ave., S.E.
Washington, DC 20540-4810
athr at loc.gov
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