This is an excellent opportunity for recent graduates with 1-3 years of reference experience.
POSITION: Reference Librarian I
DEPARTMENT: Senate Library
SUMMARY: Provides reference and research assistance to patrons; provides timely, confidential, non-partisan responses to information requests from the Senate community; promotes the effective use of information resources through instruction; educates patrons on research options and techniques; provides technical support and content for the library website on the Senate intranet; maintains reference files; monitors Senate floor activity and current events to support patron inquiries; and evaluate reference materials for purchase and retention.
OFFICE HOURS: Work requires frequent late night and weekend hours to meet the schedule of the Senate
SALARY RANGE: $58,145 - $90,124
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed in an office environment and involves everyday risks or discomforts, requiring normal safety precautions when performing the work. Work requires frequent walking, standing, bending and carrying items up to 25 pounds.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Work requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, with one to three years of reference experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Knowledge of Congress and the legislative process, procedures, organization and congressional documents
Knowledge of the federal government and American legal system
Knowledge of American politics, government and history
Knowledge of resources, organization and classification schemes of the Library of Congress and Congressional Research Service
Knowledge of applicable databases and network programs
Knowledge of Internet software and hardware tools, including web page software
Ability to apply the principles and techniques of reference librarianship in response to congressional inquiries
Ability to access and utilize various traditional and online research resources
Ability to use computer and relevant computer software packages
Ability to comprehend and follow instructions
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to organize and compile research data
Ability to provide prompt and courteous customer service and resolve customer problems.
CONTACT: Human Resources
Room SH-231B Hart Senate Office Building
POSTING DATE: January 7, 2009
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: January 21, 2009
Applications will not be accepted after 6:00 p.m.
E-mail, Fax, or hand deliver applications. Do NOT mail.
No phone calls please.
E-mail your submission to [log in to unmask] Put the title of the position you are applying for in the Subject of your e-mail. If you do not reference the position you are applying for in the subject of your e-mail, your information may not be forwarded for further consideration.
Qualified candidates will be contacted and asked to submit a Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment if selected for an interview. The Senate does not reimburse expenses related to travel for interview and/or relocation.
Candidates need to be able to meet eligibility requirements for hiring.
Head of Technical Services
U.S. Senate Library