Job Overview

Summary

The NIH is the premier biomedical research center for the world. Its 27 Institutes and Centers employ approximately 18,000 employees doing a vast array of jobs, all supporting efforts for a healthy nation. For information on the NIH mission, goals, and Institutes and Centers, visit NIH Overview.

The Division of Library Services (DLS) is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health.   DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

The Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB) is responsible for:    1) providing outreach and leadership for digital initiatives; (2) the content of the Library's collections including the selection, evaluation, and de-selection of all books, journals, indexes, reports or other material in both print and electronic formats; (3) the licensing, acquisition, management, and preservation of library digital and print collections; (4) maintaining vendor/publisher relations to assure uninterrupted access to digital and print resources; (5) managing the Library's bibliographic and other databases to provide online access to collections; (6) responding to the bioinformatics information needs of NIH researchers by offering training, software/tools, and expert consultation and support for analyzing large-scale or high-throughput bioinformatics data.

 

If you have experience in negotiating, procuring, licensing and managing electronic resources for a research library, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Division of Library Services!  For more information, visit http://nihlibrary.nih.gov/Pages/default.aspx. 

 

This position is located in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB), Division of Library Services (DLS), Office of Research Services (ORS), National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Duties

If selected for this position, you will:

 

  • deal with subscription vendors and publishers world-wide to establish, maintain, and improve library arrangements for electronic resources procurement;
  • serve as a subject-matter expert on the negotiation of license agreements for electronic journals, e-books and databases;
  • maintain an ERM (electronic resources management) system for tracking electronic resources;
  • oversee the selection of relevant materials for a select set of subject areas;
  • engage in dialogs with NIH authors, partners, publishers, and other HHS libraries to address current and new issues associated with scholarly communication;
  • serve as a team leader or coordinator for various projects in the Branch;
  • coach and mentor team members;
  • present at conferences, symposia, meetings, and training programs.