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    If you have experience managing scientific databases and information systems and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! These positions serve as Unit supervisors directing the work of others.

    The NLM is recruiting for multiple Supervisory Technical Information Specialist positions.

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    Position are available in the following areas of in the Division of Library Operations:

    Data Management Unit, MEDLARS Management Section, Bibliographic Services Division

    This position directs the work of approximately six professional staff who support the following programs and activities: Terminology products, such as Common Data Elements or the Value Set Authority Center (VSAC); data products such as the NLM Data Distribution Program or Serials data support; and toxicology, chemical or drug products such as ChemIDplus. The Unit Head will be supporting staff providing customer support services and documentation; quality control of data and quality assurance of systems; evaluation of system processes for enhancement, usability and efficiency and testing of data and systems.

    Unit One, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division
    This position supervises eight professional librarians, technical information specialists, and library technical support personnel. Major areas of responsibility include overseeing negotiation of license agreements for access to electronic journals and other electronic information resources; establishing guidelines for acceptable license terms to support NLM's mission and internal processing needs, including MEDLINE indexing, with a wide variety of publishers and intermediaries; and working closely with other in the unit to support the work of the Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC), a U.S. government Federal Advisory Committee responsible for selecting journals for MEDLINE.

    Unit Head, Reference & Web Services Section, Public Services Division
    This position serves as a Unit Head in the Reference and Web Services Section, Public Services Division, Library Operations, National Library of Medicine and is the technical expert for the provision of customer services, health information to the public, patients and families, or web services at the NLM. The Reference and Web Services Section serves these functions: (1) Provides centralized reference and customer services to users of NLM's products, collections, and databases worldwide; (2) Manages a national information resource for the public, patients, and families by providing electronic access to reliable health information issued by the National Institutes of Health and other trusted sources; (3) Supports NLM websites and other technologies that provide services to the nation; (4) Provides and manages electronic and print reading room collections; (5) Supports outreach to professionals and the public through training, exhibitions, bibliographies, and print and electronic guides to health information; (6) Carries out these programs in coordination with other government agencies, national organizations, libraries, and international organizations.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/547950500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.