Librarian – Library of Congress, Washington, DC

  • Opening Date: May 2, 2019
  • Closing Date: May 16, 2019
  • LC Organization Unit: Library Services
  • LC Organization Unit – Specific Office: General and International Collections Directorate, Researcher and Reference Services Division.
  • Grade: GS-09
  • Minimum Salary: $57,510.00
  • Maximum Salary: $74,759.00
  • Availability: Open to All

Clarification from the agency:

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 other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.


This position is located in the Collections and Services Directorate, Researcher and Reference Services Division.
The incumbent serves as a Reference Specialist providing essential and critical collection services primarily to off-site users of the Library’s collections including Members of Congress, Congressional staff, other government agencies, the Court, and other Libraries through the Library of Congress’s inter-library loan program.


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 supervision.
– Ability to provide research services.**
– Ability to provide curatorial services.**
– Knowledge of library acquisitions and cataloging practices, and procedures.**
– Ability to interact collaboratively with others to provide consultation and liaison services.
– Ability to communicate in writing.
– Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing.

Applicants must meet the requirements specified in paragraphs A or B below.

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;
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.

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