[Asis-l] Job vacancy: Washington DC, NCLIS

Trudi Bellardo Hahn thahn at nclis.gov
Wed Jun 8 16:45:57 EDT 2005

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Announcement Number:  NCLIS-2005-0001
Open Period:  06/08/2005 - 06/30/2005
Series/Grade:  GS-0301-14
Salary:  $88,369 to $114,882
Hiring Agency:  U.S. National Commission on Libraries and 
Information Science
Duty Location:  01 vacancy in Washington DC Metro Area
For more information, contact: Trudi Bellardo Hahn, 202-606-
9200, thahn at nclis.gov

The incumbent will work for the U.S. National Commission on 
Libraries and Information Science (NCLIS).  NCLIS was 
established July 20, 1970 under Public Law 91-345 as a 
permanent, independent agency within the Executive Branch to 
advise the President and the Congress on the implementation 
of national policy; conduct studies, surveys, and analyses 
of the library and informational needs of the Nation; 
appraise the adequacies and deficiencies of current library 
and information resources and services; advise Federal, 
state, local, and private agencies; and promote research and 
development activities that will extend and improve the 
library and information handling capability.

Under the direction of the NCLIS Executive Director, the 
incumbent plans, develops, and directs the Library 
Statistics Program in accordance with the Memorandum of 
Understanding between NCLIS and the National Center for 
Education Statistics (NCES) of the U.S. Department of 
Education. The incumbent works closely with the NCLIS 
Executive Director, NCES officials, officials and decision-
makers in all three branches of government as well as 
officials, leaders and users in the library, information, 
and statistical communities.

The incumbent will have responsibility for program planning, 
reviewing and reporting in cooperation with the NCES Library 
Statistics Program (LSP), including the Federal-State 
Cooperative System (FSCS) for Public Library Data; setting 
agenda, suggesting participants, and establishing programs 
for FSCS Training Workshops for State Data Coordinators and 
meetings of steering committees; overseeing annual program 
of assistance for training at state and local levels in 
improvement of collection, reporting, and use of library 
statistics and technical assistance to improve quality of 
library data submitted; preparing press releases and 
articles for LIS journals on the FSCS and LSP programs; 
communicating with individuals or groups of State Data 
Coordinators and Census Bureau staff to assist them in 
resolving program problems; meeting and communicating with 
ALA Advisory Committee on Academic Library Statistics and 
participating in planning and administering training 
workshop for individuals submitting academic library data; 
and supporting any initiatives of Commission in the areas of 
assessment and appraisal.

One year of specialized experience that equipped the 
applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and 
abilities to perform successfully the duties of the 
position, and that is typically in or related to the work of 
the position to be filled.  This experience must be 
equivalent to the GS-13 level in the Federal government. 
Examples of such experience include: planning, directing, 
and coordinating policy; analyzing the effectiveness of 
program operations in meeting goals and objectives; making 
recommendations based on analysis; analyzing programmatic or 
administrative problems and policies; broad perspective of 
the LIS field; progressively responsible experience in 
library or information programs or services; skill in 
oral/written communication and public speaking, including 
ability to produce concise evaluative reports and program 
development plans;  ability to work with officials and users 
to design, implement, promote, and evaluate library 
statistics programs; experience in designing and delivering 
training programs on topics related to statistics and 
surveys; and ability to work with multiplicity of agencies, 
organizations, and groups that have an interest in the 
statistical area of library and information services.

Candidate MUST HAVE experience in the library or information 
science field, including experience collecting and analyzing 
library statistics and conducting library surveys.

It is DESIRED that the candidate has familiarity with MS 
Excel, SAS or Statistical Package for the Social Sciences 
(SPSS), or other software for analysis and data 
manipulation; familiarity with HTML; knowledge and 
experience of duties and responsibilities of State Data 
Coordinators; and ability to generate new ideas and 
strategies for improving library statistics and surveys. 

You must be a United States Citizen to apply.  

Send cover letter, résumé, and names and contact information 
for three references by e-mail to thahn at nclis.gov or by mail 

Trudi Bellardo Hahn, Executive Director
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
1800 M Street, NW, Suite 350, North Tower
Washington, DC   20036-5841

Relocation expenses are not authorized for initial 

This agency provides reasonable accommodations 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 
accommodations will be on a case-by-case basis.  

All applicants will receive consideration regardless of 
race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national 
origin, age, political affiliation, union affiliation or non-
affiliation, marital status, non-disqualifying physical 
handicap, or any other non-merit reasons. The U.S. National 
Commission on Libraries and Information Science is an equal 
opportunity employer. 

Trudi Bellardo Hahn, MLS, Ph.D.
Interim Executive Director
U.S. National Commission on Libraries and Information Science
1110 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite 820
Washington, DC   20005-3552
thahn at nclis.gov

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