Thursday, November 12, 2009

Head, Reference and Web Services Section, National Library of Medicine

Head, Reference and Web Services Section, National Library of Medicine ($102,721-133,543)Join the management team at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. We're part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and located just outside Washington, D.C.We are looking for a manager with experience managing library web and information services providing health information to a variety of clients to serve as the Head of the Reference and Web Services Section.The Head of Reference and Web Services directs a staff of 20, as well as contract staff, responsible for 1) Managing and implementing improvements for, a national health information resource for the public, patients, families and professionals; 2) Providing centralized reference, customer service, and referrals for all of NLM's products; 3) Supporting and improving NLM websites and related technologies; 4) Providing and managing electronic and print reading room collections; and 5) Carrying out these programs in coordination with other government agencies, national organizations, libraries, and international organizations.Join the federal government and receive great benefits while contributing to NLM's mission, to provide biomedical information to users throughout the United States and the world.If you have never worked for the U.S. government, follow the instructions and use USAJobs to apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0301. If you currently or have previously worked for the government, you can apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0303. Salary range is $102,721-$133,543 USD per year and you must be a US citizen to apply. Posting closes at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, December 2, 2009.Questions? Contact Susan Burns at or 301-496-3661

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Iconitel has an immediately opening for a Senior Consultant: Syndicated Content.

This position provides leadership for the process of investigating, negotiating and licensing electronic resources in a team environment where the life cycle of electronic resources is managed.
Responsibilities include analyzing and comparing vendor products and offers, establishing and maintaining effective vendor relations, negotiating and documenting license terms, enhancing selections or awareness of access alternatives and issues, documenting status of electronic subscriptions, and collaborating in the management of the Electronic Resource Management System (AREUS).
· Effectively negotiates and monitors digital resource license agreements, including cost/access arrangements and renewals.
· Maintains documentation on licenses and related agreements.
· Coordinates order arrangements and communication as part of the licensing and acquisition process; communicates effectively with those who manage related and subsequent steps of the acquisition and access work.
· Actively communicates licensing and acquisition best practices to assigned companies to improve their understanding of selection issues related to digital resources.
· Works with technology specialists in preparing analytic management reports in support of collection development needs.
· Communicates at all levels of management within the Customer or Vendor organization
• Accredited MLS or equivalent relevant degree
• Two years professional experience with online resources and services. The candidate should possess extensive knowledge and understanding of issues and practices related to research use, management, and preservation. Excellent understanding of underlying technical aspects of electronic resources design, access and use, including user interfaces, browser technologies, authentication technologies, and link resolvers.
• Basic understanding of publisher's licensing and business models.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.
• Capacity to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
• Demonstrated commitment to providing excellent and innovative services in an Corporate setting or research library.
• Knowledge of copyright policies and intellectual property issues
• Demonstrated experience in licensing of electronic resources including reviewing, negotiating, analyzing, or drafting digital resource license agreements.
• Knowledge of copyright and fair use issues raised in licensing of all research data, media resources, including video, audio, images.
• Law degree or legal background/experience desired
SALARY: $45k - $55k depending on experience and qualifications

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume via email to You can learn more about iconitel by visiting us at

Thursday, February 26, 2009

AGNIC Librarian Position at NAL

Here is a link for the full description:
Job Summary:
Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table
This position is located at the National Agricultural Library (NAL) in Beltsville, MD, Office of the Director. The NAL, the largest agricultural library in the world, has been serving agriculture since 1862. Established by Congress, its mission, stated simply, is 'to ensure and enhance access to agricultural information for a better quality of life'. NAL's work in collecting, preserving, and making agricultural information available is fundamental to the continued well being and growth of U.S. agriculture, and the development of food supplies for the nation and the world.

Monday, January 26, 2009

UNC-Charlotte is seeking a Business Reference Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Business Reference Librarian to provide general, comprehensive information and specialized business-related information, in various formats, to the UNC Charlotte community.

  • Provide general and specialized reference service via Reference Desk, telephone, email, group and local chat, etc.
  • Participate in evening and weekend staffing rotation
  • Train new Reference Desk personnel in the use of subject resources
  • Liaise with the Belk College of Business
    • Provide specialized reference
    • Provide library instruction
    • Develop appropriate instructional aids (handouts, web pages, tutorials, etc.)
    • Assess library resources for proposed or revised courses and/or degree programs
    • Assess library resources for departmental accreditation and self-study reports
    • Meet with visiting accreditation teams
  • Liaise with other assigned University programs, offices, etc.
  • Develop print and electronic resources for business collections
    • Review appropriate electronic resources and recommend for acquisition
    • Review and select approval plan titles and titles from appropriate reviewing sources, catalogs, and acquisitions lists
    • Coordinate with the faculty liaison for the Belk College of Business in receiving faculty requests for print and electronic resources
  • Recommend agenda items and participate in Reference Unit meetings
  • Advance initiatives by Reference Unit, Information Commons, Atkins Library and UNC Charlotte
  • Communicate effectively with others within and beyond the Library and the University
  • Participate in relevant professional activities and in Library and University faculty governance
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association required
  • Undergraduate degree in a business-related field preferred; advanced degree in a business-related field preferred

  • Two years reference experience, including experience with electronic resources, in an academic library preferred
  • Business-related experience preferred

For further information and to apply, visit the library's job posting