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    ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 200 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 200 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 200.

    We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.


    This position is located in the Smithsonian Libraries (SIL) at the Smithsonian Institution (SI).

    The Reference Librarian contributes to the overall goals of a major research library, and plays a dynamic role with the librarian profession. The Reference Librarian provides in-person and virtual comprehensive reference, research, and advisory services to scientists, veterinarians, animal keepers, biologists and staff located in geographically dispersed locations: the National Zoological Park, a hilly 163 acre campus in Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC; the Conservation Biology Institute, 3,200 acres in the rolling hills of Front Royal, VA; additional departments located around the National Mall, DC; and field researchers stationed globally. Subjects include veterinary science, conservation biology, ecology, animal care, nutrition, pathology, agriculture, horticulture, and zoology. The Reference Librarian provides reference assistance to a diverse clientele, searches bibliographic databases, oversees inter-library loan, and circulation. Subjects include veterinary science, conservation biology, ecology, animal care, nutrition, pathology, agriculture, horticulture, and zoology.

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    Responsibilities

    • Serves as Reference Librarian of specialized collections within the Natural and Physical Sciences department of the National Museum of Natural History libraries (National Mall, Washington, DC), the National Zoological Park (Rock Creek Park, Washington, DC) and the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (Front Royal, VA).
    • Uses knowledge of specialized information sources including the structure, content, and access protocols of the electronic databases to produce selected and annotated bibliographies on specific subjects.
    • Selects materials to provide comprehensive reference, research and advisory services to scientists, veterinarians, animal handlers, conservators, museum staff, and professional staff in various disciplines such as biology, ecology, evolution, biodiversity, geology, paleontology, and other subjects in general science.
    • Provides comprehensive classroom, one-on-one, remote, and recorded instruction in disciplines such as biology, ecology, evolution, biodiversity, geology, paleontology, and other subjects in general science

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    11

    Who May Apply

    This job is open to…

    This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.

    Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities should to Job Announcement # 18R-LC-303384-SIL-MPA

    Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

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    1410 Librarian

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/487305600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.