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If you have experience acquiring and managing historical medical collections, AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine! This position is located in the National Library of Medicine, History of Medicine Division, Images and Archives 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:

  • Acquire, catalog, manage, reproduce, preserve, and interpret historical materials.
  • Plans and execute a program of acquiring historical material for the collections.
  • Provide reference, access, and outreach services.
  • Promote the Library's collections in archives and modern manuscripts, print and photgraphs, and historical audiovisuals, and projects based on these collections.