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The successful candidate for this position will serve as Head of the Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division (TSD), Library Operations (LO), National Library of Medicine (NLM).

More than just a library!

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), in Bethesda, Maryland, is a part of the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NLM is the world's largest biomedical library with a collection of more than 20 million items. Since its founding in 1836, NLM has played a pivotal role in translating biomedical research into practice. NLM acquires, organizes, and preserves the world's scholarly biomedical literature, creates databases and search tools for molecular biology, genomic and toxicology information, 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 perform the following duties:

·         Provide strategic leadership for the selection, development and management of library automation applications and digital library technologies.

·         Formulate and establish priorities and goals and implement operational plans for the Section.

·         Supervise the activities of professional librarians and technical information specialists.

·         Formulate budget requests and oversee expenditure of Section operating funds.

·         Determine the need for contracting or other external support.

·         Oversee a coordinated Division program of first-level desktop technology support and plan for Division technology upgrades and improvements.

·         Serve as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM library technology and library systems.

Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No