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Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section

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The following position in the Technical Services Division at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will be open through February 3, 2014. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of MedicineThis position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum. The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians and five library technical support staff. The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.The incumbent will be a member of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section management team, reporting directly to the Section Head, and serve on working groups within NLM and represent NLM to various professional and government organizations.Links to the USAJOBS listings: Supervisory Librarian Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-14-1027543https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/359787900Please contact Patricia Bosma, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division at 301.496.3830 or bosmap@mail.nlm.nih.gov with questions about the position.Please contact Keyonna Butler, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-435-5713 or butlerke@mail.nih.gov with questions about the application process or status of the application.-------------The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including: • Formulating, implementing, and evaluating NLM collection development policies;• Selecting, acquiring, and processing the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature, including print and electronic resources;• Producing and maintaining cataloging records and the official catalog for the NLM collection; • Providing original cataloging and other metadata services; and• Managing bibliographic and digital library systems and software to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations as well as support a broad range of Library Operations and NLM services. More information about the Technical Services Division can be found at: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/factsheets/tsd.html. 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. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.

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