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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 successful candidate for this position will serve as Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section, Public Services Division. This position is located within the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

 

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 12 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 http://www.nlm.nih.gov/ for more information.

Duties

If selected for this position, you will perform the following duties:

  • Plan, organize, and control activities of the staff and contractors engaged in performing preservation, collection management and digitization activities.
  • Plan and administer a coordinated program of preservation, digitization and collection management.
  • Establish policies and procedures for preserving, digitizing, and managing NLM's collections.
  • Provide expert consultation and technical advice to domestic and foreign organizations.
  • Advise regional medical libraries, resource libraries, other network and national libraries on matters related to preservation.