Acquisitions-Electronic Resources Librarian
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Job Location: New Mexico
Apply By: Open until filled
Date Created: 10-07-2019
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science to solve national security challenges. The LANL Research Library seeks a forward-thinking information professional to proactively develop and manage library collections. The Library delivers essential knowledge services in support of the Laboratory’s mission to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. We achieve this by hiring highly talented personnel who deliver outstanding service. This position reports to Head of Collections and will collaborate across project teams such as Reference & Research Support and Metadata & Discovery, supporting related workflows and providing services to Laboratory scientists and engineers. We seek a versatile individual eager to help shape the future of the LANL Research Library. This position will be filled at either Library Professional 1 or 2 level, depending on skills and experience of the selected candidate.
Library Professional 1 ($55,400 - $88,000)
Library Professional 2 ($67,900 - $107,700)
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- Bachelor’s degree plus an MLS/MLIS (ALA-accredited preferred) and two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
- Demonstrated library acquisitions, collection development and resource analysis skills
- Knowledge of the electronic resources lifecycle and standard acquisitions models
- Experience troubleshooting electronic resource access issues
- Familiarity with digital scholarship tools and trends
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment
- Ability to formulate and implement innovative approaches and solutions to issues
In addition to specifications outlined above, the Professional Librarian 2 requires:
- Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)
- Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible, relevant professional experience in a research library
- Minimum of two years of experience managing and negotiating license agreements for digital scholarly information resources
- Minimum of two years of experience in collection budget management
- Practical understanding of copyright and fair use as related to electronic resources
- Ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), in addition to industry standards, to budget workflows
We Are Delivering Scientific Excellence
- Experience working with consortia
- Working knowledge of a range of scholarly communication services and activities such as open access, digital preservation, funding agency requirements and copyright
- Experience providing research, reference, instruction and consultation assistance
- Experience and/or educational background in a STEM-related discipline
Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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