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Job Announcement: Journal Publisher Liaison (NLM)

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

The National Library of Medicine invites applications for the position of Journal Publisher Liaison. This new position will serve as a liaison to journal publishers and the principal point of contact for publishers and editors on matters of review, selection and indexing for MEDLINE, the premier biomedical database in the world.

Position responsibilities include interpreting and communicating NLM policies to high-level publishers’ representatives, organizations, and information centers in the U.S. and worldwide; providing technical consultation and support as needed to facilitate the provision of biomedical information through NLM’s indexing and other services; coordinating meetings of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), NLM’s Scientific Review Committees, responsible for selecting journals for MEDLINE; serving as technical expert on journal publishing trends and scholarly communication issues to the Scientific Review Administrator for LSTRC.

Other duties include representing the library and outside national and international publishing and scholarly communication groups; serving as a senior member of the LO management team in areas relating to the acquisition, organization, access, and preservation of the biomedical literature; advising and consulting with senior staff at NLM on MEDLINE/PubMed content and development; and staying informed about national and international trends, legislation and pending changes in intellectual property rights, research and publishing. Prepares written correspondence, reports, and news announcements to explain and publicize NLM’s policies related to the biomedical literature in MEDLINE/PubMed.

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Division of Library Operations (LO), National Library of Medicine (NLM, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). LO:  (1) selects, acquires, catalogs, and preserves biomedical publications; (2) indexes and provides access to the material; (3) furnishes reference and document delivery services; (4) prepares and publishes indexes, catalogs, and other publications for the use of the biomedical community; (5) administers national on-line biomedical information retrieval services; and (6) coordinates the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions will be posted soon on the NLM vacancy announcement website<> at, or can be searched on<>.


Job Announcement (NLM) - Technical Information Specialist GS12

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-12-725752

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-MP-12-727087

The History of Medicine Division of the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health, is now recruiting for the position of Technical Information Specialist. The position will be filled at the GS12 with promotion potential to GS13 and is open to all US citizens.

The NLM is the world’s largest medical library and a major organizational component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is responsible for collecting, preserving, and promoting the dissemination of information important to the progress of medicine and public health, both nationally and internationally.  The History of Medicine Division, a major component of Library Operations, NLM, collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease.

Serving in the Office of the Chief of the History of Medicine Division, the Technical Information Specialist will be a leader in evaluating databases and systems, defining modifications and specifications to interface designs and system functionalities, planning data management and system maintenance cycles, implementing data quality assurance measures, writing technical material for internal and external audiences, and developing and implementing social media programs that will raise greater awareness of, access to, and usage of the collections and programs of the division.

The integrative and collaborative nature of this position requires demonstrated initiative, dedication to teamwork, and a strong mission focus. The successful candidate will serve as a member of diverse teams working to accomplish a wide variety of tasks in support of the vision and mission of the History of Medicine Division as the unit supports the strategic plans of Library Operations, NLM, as well as the vision and mission of the NLM as a whole.

Complete vacancy announcement information and application instructions are posted on the NLM vacancy announcement website at:, and they can be found on


Employment Opportunity: Program Coordinator: Technology – National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) is seeking a knowledgeable, outgoing, energetic librarian to fill the Technology Coordinator position. The GMR is located in the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Technology Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the technology program for the ten-state Greater Midwest Region (GMR). This position serves as a consultant to network members, identifying strategies for promoting awareness and use of new technologies to support improved access to electronic health information for librarians, health professionals, and the public. The Technology Coordinator collaborates with staff from the other NN/LM regions to develop and maintain the NN/LM Intranet and public web site. Other responsibilities include the development of classes and presentations on emerging technologies; exhibiting at meetings of librarians and health professionals; supporting recipients of technology awards; and contributing information about new technologies to the GMR blog and other regional and state publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Master’s degree in Library/Information Sciences. Two to five years’ experience working with or in libraries, preferably health sciences libraries.  Experience with NLM databases and services. Demonstrated knowledge of web design. Working knowledge of Drupal, HTML, and CSS.  Experience with a variety of operating and network systems. Teaching and curriculum development experience, including distance education instruction. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Willingness to travel. Ability to transport and set up exhibit materials.

SALARY/CONTRACT: Professional academic staff appointments in the UIC Library begin at $55,000, but the salary is commensurate with experience; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; paid medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by Friday, July 6, 2012. All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link: