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Government Documents/Catalog Librarian — Senate Library

Vacancy Announcement

POSITION:                                           Government Documents/Catalog Librarian

NUMBER OF POSITIONS:                    1

DEPARTMENT:                                    Senate Library

SALARY RANGE:                                  $63,022 – $97,684

CONTACT:                                           Applications for the position must be submitted online; see the link below. 

If you need an accommodation to submit an application for this position, please contact Human Resources at 202-224-3625 or stop by the Human Resources office at SH-231B Hart Senate Office Building

FEDERAL RELAY SERVICE:                   Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the Federal Relay Service at 1 (800) 877-8339 TTY

POSTING DATE:                                   November 20, 2014

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:          December 7, 2014.     Applications will NOT be accepted after 11:59 p.m.

REQUIREMENTS:                                 Please see the full vacancy announcement and position description.

                                                            Interview and relocation expenses will not be reimbursed.

The online application link can be found below the posting for the open position under the Secretary of the Senate Office of Human Resources section of the Employment page on -

All applicants must complete and submit the online Secretary of the Senate Application for Employment together with a cover letter and current resume to the Human Resources Department at the link listed above.  If claiming a veterans’ preference, an applicant must indicate that he/she is preference eligible on the application or resume, complete the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application, and submit the supporting documentation specified on that form. Qualified candidates will be contacted if selected for an interview.  Do NOT mail.    No phone calls please.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE:   To be eligible for a veterans’ preference, applicants must meet all of the requirements set forth in the VEOA and applicable regulations. The eligibility requirements are summarized in the Application for Veterans’ Preference portion of the online application. If the Office of the Secretary of the Senate does not receive the Application for Veterans’ Preference and supporting documentation by the closing date, the applicant’s claim for a veterans’ preference may be denied. Applicants may obtain a copy of the Office’s Veteran’s Preference policy by submitting a written request to

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Job Announcment: Supervisory Librarian – Yokota Air Base, Japan


Department: Department of the Air Force

Agency: Pacific Air Forces

Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies – Yokota Air Base, Japan

Salary: $50,790.00 to $66,027.00 / Per Year Series and Grade: GS-1410-11 Open Period: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 to Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Position Information: Multiple Appointment Types – Full-Time Who May Apply: Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

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Job Announcement – Congressional Research Service: Information Research Specialist

CRS has an opening for an Information Research Specialist in the Knowledge Services Group’s Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Section, GS-11 with promotional potential to GS-13.

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Announcement Notification – SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN – GS-1410-11 – LAKENHEATH RAF UK

Announcement Notification – RPA 14SEPM9GLEACHD220522 – SUPERVISORY LIBRARIAN – GS-1410-11 – LAKENHEATH RAF UK

The announcement for subject RPA will open 29 September 2014 and close 06 October 2014.

It will be located on USAJOBS website at .  The announcement number is 9G-AFPC-1225308-220522-ERC; USAJOBS Control Number is 382432300.

Direct link is:

Your certificate should be issued shortly after the closing date of the announcement.

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Webinar: Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job

SLA NY and the Solo Librarians Division is pleased to present a webinar with veteran library trainer Pat Wagner of Siera: Learn. Teach. Inspire. (  Registration is now open, please see the event details and registration URL below.

Fifteen Reasons to Quit Your Special or Solo Library Job (or Ask Someone Else to Leave)

Presented by: Pat Wagner Tuesday, September 23, 2014 – 5 to 6 pm ET

Program Description

Are you trying to decide if the situation at work is serious enough to start your job-hunt, or are you a member of a department with questions about a co-worker’s chronic negative behaviors? The stereotypical “dysfunctional workplace” is about what people say and do every day, and how words and behaviors impact others. From chronic headaches to feelings of benign contempt towards the people in charge, learn the flags that might indicate change is warranted.


  • Introduction: The Line In The Sand: Take Responsibility For Your Life
  • The Key Idea: Why Leaving Can Be The Better Choice For You And Your Workplace

  • Why It Is Not Just About Them: How Do Good People Become Toxic?

  • Fifteen Reasons: Do You Recognize Yourself In Any Of These Examples?

  • Which Reasons Are Most Critical?

  • Prepare An Exit Strategy

  • How To Keep From Bringing Old Habits To The New Job


  • Identify specific behaviors that might need addressing in co-workers.
  • Evaluate your own impact on your workplace culture.

  • Establish a plan: Always looking for your next workplace.

  • Speaker

    Pat Wagner has been a trainer and consultant for libraries since 1978. She is a frequent speaker at national library conferences and SLA, AALL, and MLA chapter meetings around the US and Canada. She is known for her practical and good-humored programs.

    Webinar Fees

    $5 – Members of Solo Division and SLA NY

    $5 – Members of DC, New England, Illinois and Georgia Chapters and Leadership and Management Division

    $10 – SLA Members

    $20 – Non-members


    Register in two easy steps:

    1.  Register and pay the webinar fee below using your credit card or Paypal account at:

    2.  You must then reserve your space at the webinar using the URL sent to you in your confirmation email.

    Can’t make it in person?  All paid registrants will receive the webinar recording.

    Send any questions to Solo Division Past Chair Tom Nielsen at:

    And mark your calendar for the next webinar:

    • Tuesday, November 18, 2014 – 5 to 6 pm ET

    Solo Project Management:  When You are the Whole Team

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    Career Workshop on Information Consulting as a Career

    The Philadelphia Chapter has an upcoming program that is available as an onsite and virtual program.



    Career Workshop on Information Consulting as a Career

    When: Wednesday, July 30,2014 from 5: 30 -7:30pm Where: General Electric (GE) Betz facility: 4636 Somerton Road, Trevose, PA 19053 The SLA Philadelphia and Princeton-Trenton chapters will be hosting a Career Workshop on starting an information consulting business. This will be an onsite program with webcasting option. We will have 3 panelists discussing “Career Workshop: Information Consulting as a Career.” There will be time for networking and light refreshments before the presentation. For more information and to register click here

     Virtual only:

    Webcast: Career Workshop on Information Consulting as a Career

    Here is an opportunity to participate in a live webcast, “Information Consulting as a Career.”  It will take place on Wednesday, July 30,2014 from 6:00-7:30pm Eastern.

    For more information and to register click here and then as a Webcast participant select “Webcast” from the Membership status drop down menu.

    Access information to the webinar will be given to the registrant via email.

    Marrette Pearsall

    SLA Philadelphia, President-elect and programming chair

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