Job Announcement: National Library of Medicine

Subject: Job Announcement: Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, NLM

The following position will be posted on from Wednesday, April 18 – Monday, April 23, 2018.

Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine (NLM)

You will have an opportunity to shape the future of NLM! NLM recently launched its strategic plan, NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health. A variety of implementation activities are underway and this position is expected to play a key role in collecting new types of information resources.

The Head of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section has primary responsibility for building the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature and other resources according to the guidelines of the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine. The Section selects materials for the NLM collection in a challenging scientific publishing environment including providing journal selection and processing support for the NLM literature databases PubMed Central and MEDLINE. Section staff provide initial bibliographic control for resources selected; acquire materials in all formats from sources worldwide; process materials for the collection; and license and manage access to electronic resources. The incumbent will oversee the NLM literature budget of approximately $12.5 million dollars and provide policy support for the Library’s collecting guidelines. S/he will serve on working groups within NLM and represent NLM to various professional and government organizations. When fully staffed, the Section has 34 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel.

This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $114,590 to $148,967.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. To learn more about working at NLM see Careers @ NLM.

Applications will be accepted beginning on April 18 at the following link:

Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-18-10176591

Please contact Jennifer Marill, Chief, Technical Services Division, at with questions about the position.

Please contact Douglas Bruno, Human Resources Specialist, at with questions about the application process.


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