Job Posting: Supervisory Librarian, National Library of Medicine (extended deadline), Bethesda, MD

The deadline for the following position posted on has been extended and will now close on Saturday, April 13.

Supervisory Librarian, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, Library Operations, NLM

You will have an opportunity to shape the future of the National Library of Medicine (NLM)! NLM is implementing initiatives from its strategic plan, NLM Strategic Plan 2017-2027: A Platform for Biomedical Discovery and Data-Powered Health, and this position is expected to play a key role in providing high-quality services to the public and research communities.

This position is that of Unit Head for one of the three units in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section. The Section is responsible for ensuring that the NLM selects and acquires biomedical literature for the modern NLM collection, including print and electronic resources and other digital content according to the guidelines of the Collection Development Manual of the National Library of Medicine. Major areas of responsibility include managing a program for negotiating license agreements for access to electronic journals and other electronic information resources and supporting the application and review processes for selecting journals for NLM literature databases. This position supervises eight professional librarians, technical information specialists, and library technical support personnel.

This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13 with a salary range from $99,172 to $128,920 per year.

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 are accepted until April 13 at the links below.

Supervisory Librarian (DE)
Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-19-1045990

DE stands for delegated examining. All U.S. citizens are eligible.

Supervisory Librarian (MP)
Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-MP-19-10465196

MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants must be qualified current or former federal employees or VEOA eligible.

Please contact Julie Silverman, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, at with questions about the position.

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

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