Supervisory Librarian – NAF Grand Forks ND

Number: B-01-17
Base: Grand Forks
Organization: Library
Job Title: Supervisory Librarian
Pay Grade: NF-IV
Pay/Hr: $26.28
Closing: Open until filled


• Directs overall library operation providing mission, education, and quality of life support to base personnel, their families, and retirees. Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library administration, personnel management, circulation services, reference/research services, technical services, and technology development and support. Responsible for the library facility; i.e., maintenance and improvements, purchase of furniture and equipment, and allocation of space within the facility for various library functions. Develops budgets and establishes short- and long-range library plans. Monitors funding allocations, meets expenditure targets, and justifies unfunded requirements. Performs as a liaison with user groups, establishes partnerships/networks with local, state, and regional organizations.

• Responsible for work force management, recruitment, and staff training. Structures assignments of employees based on priorities and deadlines, selective consideration of the difficulty and requirements of assignments, and the capabilities of employees. Periodically reviews work. Provides proper guidance, direction, and continuous feedback on strengths and weaknesses; holds employees responsible for satisfactory completion of work assignments. Conducts employee performance appraisals and advocates appropriate recognition and feedback for performance and contributions.

• Uses varied and advanced functions of computer processing to prepare, format, modify, edit, email and print a variety of letters, memos, and other text documents.

• Provides reference and research services using a broad range of current and retrospective resources, as well as a variety of resource formats; i.e., print resources and non-print resources, online databases, other libraries, or external subject resources. Devises appropriate search strategies and handles advanced and complex subject-matter inquiries.

• Develops collection management plan and ensures compliance. Develops a selection plan to match resource requirements and prioritizes requirements against available funds. Continuously assesses the collections and properly evaluates them against authoritative bibliographies, subject handbooks, local criteria, and usage statistics. Selects all types of print and non-print media to meet the organizational, educational, and personal needs of library customers in a wide variety of subjects and reading levels. Performs selective removal and replacement of obsolete and worn materials from the collection, while ensuring that collections contain needed retrospective holdings. Approves/disapproves centrally funded acquisitions. Establishes internal procurement and quality processes to ensure appropriate accountability for library acquisitions. Responsible for ensuring the most effective acquisition method is used to acquire library materials. Works with the procurement office to develop purchase agreements and statements of work for various library requirements. Resolves problems with procurement activity, finance and accounting office, or vendors beyond the expertise of the technicians.

• Performs original cataloging, subject analysis, and classification of a wide variety of specialized information in all formats using Dewey decimal classification and Library of Congress subject headings. Develops and implements name, series, and subject authority control records. Evaluates effectiveness of the library’s automated services, determines requirements and conducts studies to improve systems operation. Serves as coordinator of automated systems, library web page, and Internet, within the library. Writes policy and procedure manuals for automated library operations.

• Manages the library marketing program to include outreach programs, publicity, cross marketing, and special events. Oversees special events, activities, and development of displays and exhibits, highlighting themes dealing with a wide range of topics. Tracks marketing program costs and evaluates program effectiveness. Develops and maintains contact with professional and service organizations to promote specialized programs and exhibits. Conducts tours and orientations for VIPs and commanders, prepares how-to instructions for library and resource use, plans and conducts subject specific instruction seminars on library resources and services.


  • A master’s degree in library and information studies from an American Library Association accredited school and progressively responsible work experience is required.
  • Professional knowledge of all aspects of library principles, concepts, methodology, operations, functions, and management to perform the professional and administrative duties of the position.
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, systems, and interrelationships of the library, the library’s databases, data sources, new technologies, and the customers served.
  • Knowledge of marketing and publicity techniques and of the interests and needs of customers and organizations served to promote library use.
  • Knowledge of established procurement rules and regulations and internal organizational acquisition policies.
  • Familiarity with publishers’ and suppliers’ methods of operation. Knowledge of online database searching and research techniques and capabilities of post-processing to meet user requirements.
  • Experience supervising the work of library employees.
  • Successful completion of a National Agency Check is required. Ability to communicate orally and in writing.

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