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Grade: 11
* 1.GS-11: Choose the answer that BEST describes your experience and/or education relevant to this position.
  1. In addition to having completed 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, I have had either 1 year of professional experience in librarianship or experience in a subject matter or language area appropriate to the equivalent of the GS-9 level.
  2. I have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree (or equivalent) or 3 full academic years of graduate education in library science.
  3. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, I have completed all the requirements for a doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) or 3 full academic years of graduate education in a subject matter or language area appropriate to the position.
  4. I have completed 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-9 level in the Federal service.
  5. My background does not match any of the above choices.


Grade: All Grades
YOUR RESPONSES TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED IN YOUR RESUME. FAILURE TO SUPPORT YOUR ANSWER(S) IN YOUR RESUME MAY IMPACT YOU OR ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

* 1.I have experience in communicating effectively (both orally and in writing) with colleagues and vendors.
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 2.In what types of professional development have you engaged in the last 3 years?
  1. I have published in peer review journals or given conference papers nationally.
  2. I have written conference papers for local publication.
  3. I held office in national or local professional library organizations or attended national and local conferences regularly.
  4. I keep up-to-date by reading professional literature.
  5. None of the above.


* 3.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience analyzing user requirements, locating and selecting appropriate information resources?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 4.Select the statement that best describes your experience performing spot checks on work assessing conformance to requirements, providing feedback for non-conforming work products and areas needing improvement.
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 5.Which of the following best describes your experience managing library automation systems used by undergraduates?
  1. I have experience in a college or university and have written papers on the topic.
  2. I have experience as a librarian at a college or university.
  3. I have experience in areas related to systems maintenance at a college or university.
  4. None of the above.


* 6.Which of the following best describes your experience evaluating and recommending computer software and equipment to support library functions?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 7.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing as a systems librarian at a college or university?
  1. I have experience in a college or university and have written papers on the topic.
  2. I have experience as a librarian at a college or university.
  3. I have experience in areas related to systems maintenance at a college or university.
  4. None of the above


* 8.Do you have experience using Microsoft Share Point Portal software for intranets?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 9.Which of the following best describes your experience creating library reference web pages for use by undergraduates, including portals as well as creation of on-line tutorials?
  1. I have experience developing web pages in a college environment and have developed portals and interactive pages.
  2. I have experience developing web pages in a college environment.
  3. I have experience developing web pages for personal use.
  4. No experience developing web pages.


* 10.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing cataloging and/or serials at a college or university?
  1. I have experience as a Head of cataloging/serials control in a college or university.
  2. I have experience as a cataloging/serials librarian at a college or university.
  3. I have performed some work in a technical services department at a library.
  4. None of the above


* 11.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience in serials control (both electronic and print) in a college library?
  1. I have had experience in managing electronic and print serials in a college environment and have successfully managed the migration from a print to an electronic collection.
  2. I have experience in managing electronic and print serials in a college.
  3. I have little experience in managing electronic and print serials.
  4. I have no experience managing serials.


* 12.Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience providing library computer systems experience to undergraduates at a college or university?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 13.Which of the following statements best describes your experience using the OCLC system?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 14.Which of the following statements best describes your experience using the Sirsi/Dynix System?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 15.Which of the following statements best describes your experience using an ILS?
  1. I have not had experience, education, or training in performing this task.
  2. I have had education or training in performing this task but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  3. I have performed this task on the job with close supervision from supervisor or senior employee.
  4. I have performed this task as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by supervisor or senior employee.
  5. I have supervised performance of this task, and/or I have trained others in performance and/or am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.


* 16.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing as a systems technical services librarian at a college or university?
  1. I have experience in a college or university and have written papers on the topic.
  2. I have experience as a technical services librarian at a college or university.
  3. I have experience in areas related to systems maintenance technical services at a college or university.
  4. None of the above






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