Job Posting: Opportunity at the NIH Library: NIH Library Training Program Coordinator, Bethesda, MD

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as NIH Library Training Program coordinator, helping National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and staff learn and apply a variety of skills and analysis techniques to their research.  This is a GS-9/11/12, Librarian position. If you have experience providing instruction and leadership for training programs and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.

We expect to announce this vacancy on on November 29, 2018, and the application will be open for five calendar days.  The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.  You may preview the draft announcements now at and but you will not be able to apply until November 29th.

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Major responsibilities of the position are as follows.

•    Serves as team leader and coordinator for training, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them. Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures.
•    Ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics documenting service levels and trends, are accomplished.  Manages monthly workflow of class creation, promotion, and execution of over 150 classes per year.
•    Coordinates with instructors on year-long curriculum creation for their service areas.  Coordinates classes from outside vendors and guest speakers, including a program of instruction in the use of library databases and analytical tools.
•    Supports instructors in improving their teaching by leveraging latest thinking in adult learning and in-person and virtual instruction.  Streamlines training, including promotion, completion certificates, and standardizing core class delivery.
•    Develops and coordinates recorded tutorial promotion and exposure on the library website. Provides reference and research services in response to requests for information relating to biomedical subjects.
•    Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH scientists and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.  Develops approaches and methods for solving information problems associated with biomedical subjects.
•    Evaluates, recommends, and supports electronic resources, such as software applications pertinent to the training program, and develops and implements new applications and user services.

Margaret McGhee, MLIS
Education Services Branch Chief
National Institutes of Health Library
Division of Library Services
Office of Research Services
Building 10, Room 1L-21A, MSC 1150
Bethesda, MD 20814-1150
Phone: (301) 451-9335
Mobile Phone: (301) 825-3127

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