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APPENDIX VIC

CIRCULAR ISSUED WITH APPLICATION BLANK, LIBRARY OF

CONGRESS

To applicants for appointment to the Library Service:

All applications must be made upon a regular form, to be furnished by the Library. This form is to be filled out and filed, even by applicants whose applications in other form are already on file, so far as such applicants desire their applications to be considered as pending. A copy of the form is inclosed herewith. If you desire to be considered a present applicant for a position in the service, you will please fill it out and return it to the Librarian of Congress.

The Library Service as organized at present, with the changes to be made by law for the year ending June 30, 1911, is as follows:

Administration: Librarian of Congress, $6,000; Chief Assistant Librarian, $4,000; Chief Clerk, $2,500; Librarian's secretary, $1,800; five subordinates, one at $1,200, one at $1,000, one at $849, one at $720, and one at $360. Division of Bibliography: Chief of Division, $3,000; six subordinates, one at $1,500, three at $900, one at $720, and one at $360. Binding division: Assistant in charge, $1,400; two subordinates, one at $900 and one at $360. Catalogue, Classification and Shelf: Chief Cataloguer, $3,000; Chief Classifier, $2,000; eighty-nine subordinates, four at $1,800, seven at $1,500, six at $1,400, twelve at $1,200, six at $1,000, fourteen at $900, four at $800, thirteen at $720, three at $600, ten at $540, four at $480, and six at $360. Congressional Reference Library: Custodian, $1,500; five subordinates, one at $1,200, one at $900, one at $720, and 00811°-10-20

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two at $360. Copyright Office: Register of Copyrights, $4,000; Assistant Register of Copyrights, $3,000; eightytwo subordinates, two at $2,000, three at $1,800, six at $1,600, one at $1,500, eight at $1,400, thirteen at $1,200, ten at $1,000, sixteen at $900, two at $800, eleven at $720, four at $600, one at $480, and five at $360. Documents Division: Chief of Division, $3,000; four subordinates, one at $1,400, one at $900, one at $720, and one at $360. Law Library: Law Librarian, $3,000; five subordinates, one at $1,500, two at $1,400, one at $900, and one at $480. Mail and Delivery Division: Assistant in charge, $1,500; four subordinates, one at $900, two at $720, and one at $360. Manuscripts Division: Chief of Division, $3,000; three subordinates, one at $1,500, one at $900, and one at $360. Maps and Charts Division: Chief of Division, $3,000; five subordinates, one at $1,400, two at $900, one at $720, and one at $360. Music Division: Chief of Division, $3,000; five subordinates, one at $1,500, one at $1,000, two at $720, and one at $360. Order and Accession: Chief of Division, $2,500; twelve subordinates, one at $1,500, one at $1,200, three at $900, two at $720, two at $600, one at $520, and two at $360. Periodical Division: Chief of Division, $2,000; eleven subordinates, one at $1,500, three at $900, five at $720, and two at $360. Prints Division: Chief of Division, $2,000; four subordinates, one at $1,400, two at $900, and one at $360. Reading Room: Superintendent, $3,000; sixty-one subordinates, two at $1,500, five at $1,200, fifteen at $900, thirty at $720, three at $600, two at $480, and four at $360. Smithsonian Deposit: Custodian, $1,500; three subordinates, one at $1,400, one at $720, and one at $360—a total of three hundred and twenty-eight persons.

In addition to the above there is a provision of $18,800 for services in connection with the distribution of card indexes and other publications of the Library; a provision of $960 for carrier service in connection with the Senate and House Office Buildings; and a provision of $5,000 to continue the preparation of an index to the Statutes at Large.

All of the above positions may be assumed to be filled, except as information may be given in answer to specific inquiry of vacancies existing at the time the inquiry is received.

The inclosed blank is sent to you at this time, not as an invitation to you to apply, nor because appointments are immediately to be made, but because you have indicated a desire to be considered an applicant, or have made an inquiry looking to a possible application, and a statement of your qualifications is desirable in a form convenient for reference should occasion require.

You may desire further information as to the organization of the Library, with a view to more intelligent response to certain of the questions. The authorities of the Library can not at present, however, undertake correspondence or personal conference for the purpose of conveying to you such further information.

You are therefore advised to fill up the blank to the best of your ability with the information at your command. If papers have already been filed by you, they will be placed with your formal application, when received.

HERBERT PUTNAM

Librarian of Congress WASHINGTON, D. C., July 1, 1910

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Note.— The law provides that the employees in the library service shall “be selected by the Librarian of Congress, by reason of special aptitude for the work of the Library, including the copyright work,” and, further, “that all persons employed in

said Library of Congress under the Librarian

shall be appointed solely with reference to their fitness for their particular duties.”

In view of these requirements any recommendations or “indorsements” of a political nature are not merely unnecessary but a disadvantage to the applicant as suggesting considerations in the appointment not recognized by law.

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FORM OF APPLICATION BLANK, LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

NOTE.---The law provides that the employees in the Library service shall "be selected by the Librarian of Congress, by reason of special aptitude for the work of the Library, including the copyright work," and, further, “that all persons employed in * * * said Library of Congress under the Librarian * * * shall be appointed solely with reierence to their fitness for their particular duties.”

In view of these requirements any recommendations or “indorsements" of a political nature are not merely unnecessary, but a disadvantage to the applicant as suggesting considerations in the appointment not recognized by law.

THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT TO THE LIBRARY Service

[This form is to be filled out in ink by the applicant himself. He should first read the

circular that accompanies it. He must not write upon the fourth page.]

I hereby make application for the position of in the Division (a particular position or division need not be specified; see below, questions 15 and 16) of the Library of Congress, and declare the information given below to be correct and in my own handwriting.

(Signature, every name in full:)

(Post-office address:)

(Legal residence:) (Date:) 1. Present occupation (if employed, give also name of employer or institu

tion, address, and precise position now held by you)? 2. Date of birth?

3. Place of birth? 4. Are you a citizen of the United States? 5. Are you married or single? (If widowed, please so state.)

6. White?

Colored? 7. Names of parents (living or deceased)? 8. Have you any infirmity, physical or mental, of which you are aware ?

9. Schools, academy, college, at which you have been educated ?

(State length of course, and degree, if taken. Give dates.) 10. Your past occupations (so far as employed, give dates, names and

addresses of employers; describe positions held by you)? 11. Your special education, if any, for library work? 12. Actual library experience, if any (institutions, dates, character of

work done)? 13. Any special qualifications which you can present (in addition to what may

be represented in your answers to the questions above), (for example: Stenography, typewriting, a knowledge of bookkeeping, of foreign languages, special courses of study pursued)?

14. Have you ever been examined for the public service? If so, when,

where, for what branch of the service, and with what results?

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