Job: Supervisory Librarian (Field Director)


9/28/14 –  Supervisory Librarian (Field Director)
US Library of Congress, Nairobi, Kenya

This position is located in the Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access Directorate (ABA), which acquires and provides access to materials of research value for the Library’s collections from all countries of the world, in all languages. Acquired materials are in all media and all formats by which content is conveyed; e.g., print, electronic, visual, recorded sound, microformat. The work of the Directorate supports the universal collections of the Library, upon which all of its programs are based. Stakeholders include Congress, the Federal government, scholars, the general public, and the larger library and information communities. The overseas offices identify, acquire, catalog, preserve, and distribute selected publications of high research value to the Library of Congress and, through the Cooperative Acquisitions Program, to other research libraries. The incumbent serves under the general administrative supervision of the ABA Director but works independently, exercising considerable judgment, and carries out duties and responsibilities in accordance with broad overall guidelines and policies. Work is coordinated with the Department of State in the host country of the office. The position requires a Top Secret Security Clearance, and a Department of State medical clearance to work overseas. The incumbent may be assigned to any of the six offices.

Open Period:  Tuesday, September 23, 2014 to Friday, October 24, 2014

Who May Apply:   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.


Sarah P’s comments:  I have never seen a position posted in this location on USAJobs and an international Library of Congress position is rare.  If you feel you are qualified I would apply ASAP as there is a lot of paperwork involved.