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Andy Harbert <[log in to unmask]>
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                  National Library of Medicine
                       8600 Rockville Pike
                    Bethesda, Maryland 20894
                         (301) 496-4943
OPENING DATE:  7/18/94
CLOSING DATE:  8/29/94
                                 ANNOUNCEMENT NO:LM-94-20
                                / /NO /X/YES TO GRADE: 12
LOCATION:  TSD/Cataloging Section
SUMMARY OF DUTIES: The incumbent will serve as an original
cataloger including descriptive cataloging, subject analysis,
classification and other related duties involving the processing of
complex biomedical literature published in over forty (40) foreign
languages.  Prepares authority records in a NACO (Name Authority
Cooperation) environment which will be added to the NLM Authorities
files and contributed to the National Authority File at the Library
of congress (LC).  Authorities include the Anglo-American
Cataloguing Rules, 2nd edition, Library of Congress Rule
Interpretations and parts of the LC descriptive cataloging manual,
and the NLM Manuals.  Performs subject cataloging by selecting
appropriate subject headings to express the subject content of the
publication.  Classifies literature by selecting and assigning a
classification notation to represent the subject and/or form of the
material for physical placement of the item in the NLM collection.
Identifies cataloging additions and changes required for previously
cataloged material.  Exercises judgment in questioning subject
scope and duplication of materials in process of being cataloged.
Recommends changes or additions in Section or Division policies and
practices related to his/her work.  Performs other related duties
as assigned.  At the higher level, duties and responsibilities are
commensurate with incumbent's education and/or experience.
At the GS-9 level, completion of all requirements for a master's
degree OR two academic years of graduate study in library science,
in an accredited college or university or equivalent; OR in
addition to meeting one of the requirements for the GS-7, one year
of professional experience in librarianship which included the
performance, supervision, or administration of one or more major
functional areas of librarianship, is required.  At least one year
of the required experience must have been at a level of difficulty
comparable to the second lower grade in the Federal service.
Candidates at the GS-11 level must have had one year of directly
related specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade
in the Federal service.
Basis for Evaluating Candidates:  Applicants will be evaluated on
the following QUALITY RANKING FACTORS: (1) Knowledge of machine-
readable bibliographic records; (2) Knowledge of classification
schemes and the use and function of subject headings; (3) Knowledge
of one or more foreign languages. In order to be considered for
this position, applicants must clearly address each of the above
factors by completing the attached KSA supplemental form.
Candidates from outside the current Federal workforce who meet the
OPM Qualifications Handbook, X-118 for the Librarian series must
apply to the NLM Librarian register.  The following forms must be
submitted to be placed on the NLM Librarian register:  SF-171,
Application for Federal Employment, OPM-1170, List of College
Courses or transcript, and SSW-850 (Supplemental Qualifications
Statement).  If claiming 10 point veterans preference, a Standard
Form 15 is required.  These forms can be obtained by calling (301)
496-4943.  Reinstatement eligibles need to submit a copy of their
latest SF-50, Notice of Personnel Action, showing their status at
time of separation from the Federal workforce.  Competitive status
is not required if the person selected is a handicapped individual
eligible for appointment under the handicap authority.  These
candidates must furnish evidence of eligibility for appointment
under special authorities.  Additionally, all status candidates who
wish to be considered under both merit promotion and competitive
procedures must submit two (2) complete applications.  When only
one (1) application is submitted by a status candidate, it will be
considered under the merit promotion announcement only.  It is
requested that you complete the attached Applicant Background
Survey and submit with your application.  Applications will be
accepted if postmarked by 8/29/94.
SELECTIVE FACTOR:  In order to successfully perform the duties of
this position at GS-9/11, applicants must possess the following
selective factor:
               Knowledge of cataloging principles and rules
          using the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd
               ed., rev.