Job posting: Chief, Public Services Division, Bethesda, MD

The following position is open Friday, August 2, 2019 through Sunday, August 11, 2019.

Chief, Public Services Division, Division of Library Operations, National Library of Medicine
The Chief of the Public Services Division is responsible for providing access to the world’s largest collection of biomedical literature and other resources. The division is responsible for onsite reference services and customer support for remote users; developing and maintaining NLM and NIH consumer health information resources, MedlinePlus and MedlinePlus Connect; working with NIH Institutes to deliver consumer health information; managing the content and technology behind the main NLM web sites including the content management system, search technology, statistical analyses, and usability; and preserving the NLM collection through digitization, space planning, collection repair, and offsite vault management. The division fulfills thousands of requests per year using an ILL management system and DOCLINE and provides researchers thousands of items from the closed stacks. The individual will serve on working groups within NLM and represent NLM to various professional and government organizations. The Division currently has 48 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel.
Be part of the team providing trusted health information to libraries, researchers, and the public around the world and preserving the NLM collection for future generations!

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 the NLM careers page.

This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-15, with a salary range from $137,849 to $166,500 per year.
Supervisory Librarian (DE) Job Announcement: NIH-NLM-DE-19-10542799

DE stands for delegated examining. You must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. National to apply. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.

Supervisory Librarian (MP) Job Announcement: NIH-NLM-MP-19-10549345

MP stands for merit promotion. You must be a current or former federal employee eligible to apply under merit promotion procedures or otherwise be eligible as a status applicant (e.g. Veterans Employment Opportunity Act).

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

Please contact David Wittenberg, Human Resources Specialist, at or 301.451.1828 with questions about the application process or status of the application.

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