[KS] Position: Chief of the Asian Division, Library of Congress
provine at umd.edu
Tue Jul 15 11:44:39 EDT 2008
Dear Korean Studies list:
I am posting this notice on behalf of Anchi Hoh, to whom any enquiries should be sent.
Anchi Hoh, Ph.D.
Special Assistant to the Chief, Asian Division
Chief Executive Director,
Asian Division Friends Society
Co-Chair, Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship Program Committee
Founding Editor, Journal of Middle East and Islamic Studies in Asia (JMEISA)
The Library of Congress
Washington, DC 20540-4810
Tel: (202) 707-5673
Fax: (202) 707-1724
adia at loc.gov
Asian Reading Room: http://www.loc.gov/rr/asian/
Library Of Congress
Administrative Librarian, SL-1410
ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 080102
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9-3-2008
JOB LOCATION: Washington, Dist of Columbia
WORK SCHEDULE: Full Time
SALARY RANGE: $114,468.00-$149,000.00
OPEN DATE: 7-2-2008
TIME LIMIT: Permanent - No time limit
WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply - By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies,
including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens; however, non-citizens may
be hired provided that immigration laws and other legal requirements are met, and the
Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.
NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1
The Chief of the Asian Division is the Library of Congress' principal expert/specialist in
matters dealing with the countries, languages and regions covered by the Asian Division.
The Chief has full professional responsibility for coordinating activities of the Library
related to that geographic area, and for directing the development and integration of
digital technology, and facilitating the effective use of these collections by scholars,
researchers, and others worldwide. The Chief formulates the vision, establishes the
mission and goals, determines objectives, directs the staff and resources, and evaluates
overall performance of the division. The Chief of the Asian Division works under the
general direction and supervision of the Librarian of Congress.
This position is located in the Asian Division, Collections and Services Directorate,
Number of Vacancies: One
The position number for this vacancy is 12498.
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MEN, MINORITIES, AND
PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES WHO MEET ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C.,
This is a full-time appointment.
Provides innovative and dynamic leadership, oversight and direction to the Asian
Division's basic functions of developing comprehensive collections of material in all
formats, managing the division's custodial collection responsibilities, providing
reference services in support of research and scholarship, and developing tools that
integrate access to relevant digital content and analog print collections. Covers the
geographic areas of East, Southeast, and South Asia, and the Pacific Islands and in
particular the vernacular language materials for those regions as well as materials
related to the Asian - Pacific American communities.
Oversees the integrated management of strategic digital initiatives, projects, and
programs within the Library's complex digital strategy framework. Ensures smooth,
rational, and appropriate relationships between print and digital collections.
Develops and recommends policies and strategies governing the acquisition and use of
special and general collections and materials from the specified regions and communities
including electronic resources.
Constantly evaluates the Library's holdings in this area and seeks to acquire new
collections as they become available. Identifies sources for new collections, secures
outside funding, cultivates relationships with potential donors, and continuously seeks to
improve the quality of the Library's collections in the division's area of responsibility.
Discusses and promotes the collections, services, activities, and programs of the division
using print, media and other outlets, including scholarly briefings, seminars, and
symposia. Collaborates with other cultural institutions in the U.S. and abroad. Exercises
flexibility in meeting emerging needs and challenges. Develops public programming for
audiences with varied levels of subject knowledge.
EVALUATION OF TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
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
Ability to analyze organizational and operational problems and develop solutions. **
Ability to supervise and lead a diverse workforce. **
Knowledge of the principles of research collection development and management, scholarly
reference practices, and research trends. **
Ability to manage resources, programs, and collaborative projects including outreach to
on-site and off-site scholars, and support groups. **
Ability to meet and deal with others including external and intra-organizational units.
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate other than in writing.
OTHER SIGNIFICANT FACTS:
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and the
world's largest library, with more than 130 million items in its physical collections
(including books, manuscripts, prints, photos, film, video, and sound recordings) and more
than 8 million items online at its award-winning Web site. Located on Capitol Hill in
Washington, D.C., the Library is also the home of the U.S. Copyright Office, the
Congressional Research Service, and the Law Library of Congress and is leading the
worldwide effort to preserve digital material through the National Digital Information
Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.
Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date
of this announcement.
For current or former Federal employees: Submit a copy of your most recent SF-50 noting
your current position, grade level, duty location, and salary level.
Applicants who are referred for an interview will be required to submit a completed
OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment.
For current or former military personnel: Submit a copy of your DD-214, Certificate of
Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member Copy 4) if applicable.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need
a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please
notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a
APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES MAY BE CONSIDERED UNDER SPECIAL HIRING PROCEDURES AND MUST
SUBMIT AN APPROPRIATE CERTIFICATE OF ELIGIBILITY WHEN APPLYING FOR THIS POSITION. FOR MORE
INFORMATION CONTACT THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM COORDINATOR AT (202) 707-6362 (VOICE
OR TTY) OR EMAIL spp at loc.gov.
RELOCATION EXPENSES MAY BE AUTHORIZED FOR THE APPLICANT SELECTED UNDER THIS VACANCY
The selected applicant will be required to file a financial disclosure statement with the
House of Representatives, U.S. Congress, in accordance with the provisions of Public Law
95-521, Ethics in Government Act of 1978.
DIRECT DEPOSIT: All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by
direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Applicants chosen for this position must serve a one-year probationary period if he/she
has not previously been a supervisor or manager.
The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the
Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted
Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this vacancy, applicants may apply online at
www.loc.gov or submit a completed applicant job kit. Online applicants must complete all
mandatory sections of the online application form. In order to use the online application
system, applicants must use a computer that is equipped with either Netscape 4.7 or
Internet Explorer 5.0, or higher. Attempting to complete the online application with an
incompatible browser could result in the inability to submit a complete application. Job
kit applicants must submit a completed application using the job kit scannable form AND an
OF-612 or a Federal Style resume. A facsimile of the scannable form cannot be accepted nor
will hard copy applications be accepted without a completed scannable form. You can
request a copy of the job kit, which includes the scannable form, by contacting the
Library of Congress Customer Service Center at the address below. If you experience
technical difficulties with the online system or need any additional information, please
contact a Human Resources Assistant at the number listed below or at jobhelp at loc.gov.
Library of Congress Customer Service Center
101 Independence Avenue, SE, LM-107
Washington, D.C., 20540-2700
Please be advised that due to security concerns on Capitol Hill, mail delivery from the
United States Postal Service is experiencing significant delays. As a result, you are
strongly encouraged to apply online. If you choose to submit a hard-copy application, we
recommend that you send it via Fed-Ex or United Parcel Service (UPS) and that you allow at
least 72 hours for delivery, even for overnight packages. You also have the option of hand
delivery of your application, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., to
the Library of Congress Customer Service Center.
CUSTOMER SERVICE CENTER
JOBHELP at LOC.GOV
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