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If you have experience overseeing and managing biomedical indexing policy and practices, developing and implementing technological solutions to enhance indexing quality and production; AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine! This position is located in the National Library of Medicine, Bibliographic Services Division, Medlars Management Section.
More than Just a Library!
Although the National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest library of the health sciences, with a collection of more than 7 million items, the Library also conducts research in biomedical communications, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology information resulting from the Human Genome Project, creates specialized information services in the areas of toxicology and environmental health and supports a nationwide network of medical libraries. The Library's various Web-based databases are the world's most consulted medical information resources for scientists, health professionals, and the public. Click on for more information.


As a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, you will use your expertise to perform the following duties:

  • Plan, direct and implement all policy, administrative, and programmatic matters relating to the management of all database access programs of national and international significance.
  • Direct section participation in the development, improvement, and utilization of automation support for MEDLINE, UMLS, and other databases and the development or improvement of related NLM systems, networks, etc, for librarians and other database searchers. 
  • Provide expert consultation and technical advice for the development, testing, and distribution of web-based training materials designed to improve access by librarians and other users throughout the world.
  • Oversee the production and distribution of a daily stream of documentation from every NLM program area produced for inclusion in the NLM Technical Bulletin, an electronic serial written primarily for librarians and other information specialists, covering NLM’s databases and services.