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Job Ad: Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations, National Library of Medicine

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) welcomes applications for Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations (LO) through the USAJobs online application system starting January 2, 2013.

The Deputy Associate Director assists the Associate Director in managing Library Operations, a Division of the National Library of Medicine with nearly 300 staff members.  The Deputy Associate Director is responsible for establishing and interpreting policies, assessing resource requirements, and formulating long-range plans.  This position also oversees the NLM Associate Fellows program and the $80 million LO budget, and represents NLM to various national and international organizations. Library Operations is responsible for programs contributing to biomedical research and health worldwide including selecting and indexing MEDLINE journals,  providing quality consumer health information through MedlinePlus, managing the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, collecting and acquiring published literature, cataloging modern and historic materials, maintaining DOCLINE, delivering interlibrary loan, managing and delivering biomedical vocabularies such as the Medical Subject Headings (MeSH), SNOMED and RxNorm, and coordinating information in health services and health care technology.  LO is an innovative organization constantly looking for ways to better serve the biomedical community in today’s changing world.  Consider joining us.

The very short posting time of ten days reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly and we are sending this announcement to give you time to prepare your resume and USAJobs account.  We strongly encourage all qualified applicants to apply.  You can create your account now in USAJobs and upload your resume, before the posting appears. Then, starting January 2, 2013, you’ll be able to respond to the USAJobs online questions and apply your resume to this posting.  The announcement will be available in USAJobs and from “Jobs at NLM” on the home page,<>.

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’s short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.

As a supervisory librarian position at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $123,758-$155,500, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.  Email questions to<>

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