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Job Ad: Two Head Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Head, Library Technology Services Section

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section

These two new positions reflect the Technical Services Division’s (TSD) strategic planning and reorganization that is effective as of today, January 26, 2014. Information about the reorganization can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/internal/tsd/reorg/index.html. Public information about TSD is on the revised TSD Fact Sheet: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/tsd.html.

1- Head, Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $106,263 to $138,136 including locality pay per annum.

The head of the Library Technology Services Section is responsible for a staff of ten professional librarians and technical information specialists whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 13 level and one library technical support staff whose grade ranges from GS 7 to GS 8 level. The staff collectively manage bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. These systems also support a broad range of LO and NLM services. Major activities of the Section include managing the maintenance, development, testing, training and documentation for the Voyager Integrated Library System; the NLM Digital Collections repository; locally developed systems to support NLM indexing and PubMed citation creation activities; online public access catalogs to provide discovery and delivery of the NLM collection; electronic resources management systems including an OpenURL Link Resolver; a Library Operations-wide documentation system; report writing software for providing statistical reports and data analyses; Web collecting and archiving software; and numerous other software utilized by staff to carry out Division functions. The Section provides first level desktop hardware and software support for the Division, maintains the Division’s technology, computers and equipment budget, and, in collaboration with the Office of Computer and Communication Systems, is responsible for ensuring computer equipment is properly deployed throughout the Division.

The incumbent will be a member of the Technical Services Division senior management team, reporting directly to the Chief of the Division, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

Please contact Jennifer Marill, Chief, Technical Services Division at 301.435.7072 or marillj@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions about this position.

2- Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum.

The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 12 level and five library technical support staff whose grades range from GS 7 to GS 8 level.  The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.

The incumbent will be a member of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section management team, reporting directly to the Section Head, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

Please contact Patricia Bosma, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division at 301.496.3830 orbosmap@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions about this position.
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The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including:

Formulating, implementing, and evaluating NLM collection development policies;
Selecting, acquiring, and processing the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature, including print and electronic resources;
Producing and maintaining cataloging records and the official catalog for the NLM collection;
Providing original cataloging and other metadata services; and
Managing bibliographic and digital library systems and software to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations as well as support a broad range of LO and NLM services.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.

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