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Grade: 09
* 1.GS-09: 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-7 level.
  2. I have completed all the requirements for a master's degree or 2 full academic years of graduate education in library science.
  3. In addition to meeting the basic requirements, I have completed one year of professional or advanced experience in the subject matter or language that provided me with the professional technical, language, or other specialized knowledge and abilities required by this position.
  4. I have completed all the requirements for a master's degree or 2 full academic years of graduate education in a subject-matter field that is especially applicable and that provided knowledge required to perform the duties of this position.
  5. My background does not match any of the above choices.


NOTE: If you have competitive status, you are eligible to apply under the merit promotion announcement (same announcement number but ends in M1 i.e., 06-XXXX-XXX-M1) as well as this announcement. Competitive status applicants are those that meet any of the following criteria: A current permanent Federal employee in a competitive position or a former employee with reinstatement eligibility; a current Federal employee in an excepted service position covered by an interchange agreement; a person eligible for veterans' preference or person separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous military service; or a person with non-competitive appointment eligibility. If you meet any of these conditions you are strongly advised to apply under the announcement number ending in M1 instead of or in addition to this announcement.

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.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.


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


* 3.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing original cataloging at a college or university?
  1. I have experience reviewing the original cataloging of subordinates as the Head of Cataloging at a college or university.
  2. I have experience performing original cataloging as a librarian at a college or university.
  3. I have performed some original cataloging as a librarian
  4. I have performed only copy cataloging
  5. None of the above.


* 4.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.


* 5.Do you have experience applying Library of Congress classification schedules?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 6.Do you have experience applying Anglo-American Cataloging Rules?
  1. Yes
  2. No


* 7.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.


* 8.Which of the following statements best describes your experience using OCLC to catalog?
  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.


* 9.Which of the following statements best describes your experience in performing serials management at a college or university?
  1. I have experience as a Head of serials control in a college or university.
  2. I have experience as a 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.


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


* 11.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.






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