Head of the Digital Collections Section, Serial and Government Publications Division.

at Library of Congress (view profile)
Location 101 Independence Ave SE,, Washington,, DC
Date Posted April 30, 2021
Category Public or Governmental
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/599985500
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $122,530
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $159,286
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Pay Grade GS-14
Twitter Handle @librarycongress


This position is located in the Serial And Government Publications Division, General and International Collections, Library Services.

Supervises a group of employees performing work up to the GS-13 level.

Serves as an expert in the organization, development, and implementation of multiple projects such as the National Digital Newspaper Program. Serves as a project leader for working groups, task forces, or ad hoc groups, which have been assigned responsibility for specific digital reformatting and acquisition projects or tasks. Works with collection curators, conservators, conversion specialists, and other experts to coordinate the details involved in special projects, define tasks/assignments, project proposals, work plans, project performance measures, and resource needs. Identifies, develops, and implements options for improving the performance of the plan/projects. Communicates orally and in writing to both technical and non-technical staff concerning digital preservation and access activities.

Provides administrative and technical supervision relative to the staff supervised. Plans work to be accomplished by subordinates, set and adjust short-term priorities, and prepare schedules for completion of work; Assigns work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees; Observes workers’ performance; demonstrates and conducts work performance critiques. Establishes guidelines and performance expectations for staff and clearly communicates these through the formal employee performance management system. Provides informal feedback and periodically evaluates employee performance. Resolves informal complaints and grievances. Recommend appointment, promotion, or reassignment and develops work improvement plans, recommending personnel actions as necessary.


Applying broad knowledge of digital libraries and technical solutions provides expert analysis and advice and develops solutions to solve complex issues and problems associated with digital lifecycle management. Identifies and applies new analytical techniques to address situations that are unique or not previously encountered.

Researches new developments in library and information technologies, particularly as they apply to the conversion of analog collections into digital form and digital publishing and distribution. Based on digital library trends, operations, and changing program requirements, identifies relevant preservation issues to management. Participates in discussions on digital collection development with chief and other managers. Drafts recommendations for acquisition and collection management strategy. Collects, analyzes, and evaluates relevant stakeholder, technical and programmatic information from varied sources inside and outside the Library, especially the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and makes authoritative recommendations to management. Explores new developments in conversion and access and coordinates technologies to meet user needs. Directs preservation and access studies and testing of digital library best practices and standards. Oversees the development of requirements related to the management of digital content under care of the section. Develops cost estimates to support digital content acquisition and curation programs.

Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with librarians and other specialists in the area of serial publications in order to share resources and information as well as to coordinate workflow within the library. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in program areas. Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Develops and maintains professional standing through a variety of methods, including participation in professional organizations within and/or outside the Library. This may include presenting papers at meetings, giving briefings, participating in discussion groups or task groups, preparing articles for publication, etc. Collaborates on projects both inside and outside the Library.