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The successful candidate for this position will serve as Cataloging Unit Head in the Cataloging Section at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  This position is located within the Division of Library Operations (LO), 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 for more information.


As a Supervisory Librarian, you will:

  • Review Cataloging-in-Publication (CIP) and full level bibliographic records for monographs, serials and integrating resources.
  • Advise management on establishing policies for the bibliographic control of monographs, serials and integrating resources.
  • Advise management on the automation of bibliographic data.
  • Develop cataloging policy and procedures for monographs, serials and integrating resources in print, electronic or other formats.
  • Identify activities suitable for contracting out, and prepare or assist subordinate staff in support for all cataloging contract activities.