This position is located in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) branch of the Smithsonian Institution Libraries (SIL). The employee supervises the day to day work of professional and technical staff to assure the continued high quality of their performance and the timely completion of projects.Duties: Develops fair and consistent performance standards for subordinates and evaluates their performance on a regular basis. Serves as SIL’s Collection Development Officer in the subject areas pertinent to the NMAAHC branch library. Serves as an expert in reference and information research in the history and culture of African Americans and related areas and technologies to work with researchers in advanced fields of knowledge using a wide variety of databases. Qualifications: Ability to develop new or innovative approaches to lead NMAAHC Library staff in solving a variety of problems or in expanding services. Knowledge of the history and culture of African Americans. Ability to analyze both research and exhibition support needs and the needs of the research clientele who depend on library research.Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.Job Announcement Number:13R-BG-298711-DEU-SIL for non-status candidates and 13R-BG-298711-DEU-SIL for status candidates.The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."