Job Overview


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, visitNIH Overview

The successful candidate for this position will serve as the Head, National Network Office of the Office of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine for the Division of Library Operations (LO) at the 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:

·  Serve as the Head of the National Network Office (NNO), developing collaborations among health sciences libraries, other types of libraries and organizations to improve access and the use of biomedical information resources for health professional and the public across the nation.

·  Advisor to the NLM Director, Associate Director for LO, and other NLM officials on matters related to health information and policy issues identifying characterizing, and documenting institute opportunities and needs, policy initiatives, research advances, and accomplishment of the NNO.

·  Policy expert in related programs and activities supported and conducted by other private, public, and Federal institutes and agencies. These programs include not only library information and communication disciplines, but extend to a variety of national and local programs in health research, education and patient care, which impact on the provision of information services through NNO. Authority of all policy, administrative and programmatic matters pertaining to NNO, providing overall planning of NNO programs by making policy decisions concerning the allocation of resources to the program.

·  Monitor, evaluate and advise on the legal and social implications of biomedical information, outreach to groups experience health disparities, national emergency preparedness for access to medical information, and public policy issues as related to programs conducted through the NNO.

·  Oversee the technical and financial review of NNO contract activities and actions, ensuring they align with the goals and objectives of the NNO Program. Participate with the Associate Director in managing and directing Library Operations (LO) activities.

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Approximately 10 nights per year

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • may be paid

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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