Two Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year
Open & closing dates: 05/31/2018 to 06/04/2018

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), Public Services Division (PSD), Reference and Web Services Section (RWSS).

As a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist, you will:

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction to a staff of professional librarians and technical information specialist, and library technical support staff.
  • Advise the Section Head and Division management or Library Operations in establishing policies.
  • Serve as the Project Officer or Contracting Officers Representative on contracts.
  • Collaborate with other operational units to coordinate interrelated matters; advise the Section Head, Division Chief and other managers and initiate and carry out solutions to matters affecting the Units services.
  • Represent NLM at professional meetings with federal and private organizations, and at conferences on topics related to the work of the Section.
  • Interact with regional, national and international visitors representing the work of the Unit and Section; take actions, as necessary, to use expertise to improve Section services and to share NLM expertise.
  • Use expert knowledge to provide policy and budget guidance to the Section Head, Division Chief, and the Associate Director and Deputy Associate Director, Library Operations.
  • Prepare routine and specialized analytical and statistical reports to evaluate existing programs to develop new and/or improved approaches to ensure NLMs policies effectively support its programs.

Position: Reference/Cataloging Librarian
Location: DSFederal, Inc., Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Description: The Reference/Cataloging Librarian shall conduct tasks as outlined below to support the National Transportation Library.

Requirements: Support the development and implementation of the National Transportation Library customer response and cataloguing procedures as approved by the government., by conducting the following tasks:

Answering questions received on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) public phone number:

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian will ensure that BTS public line is answered at all times during the period 8:30 AM-5:00 PM ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal Holidays

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that, in instances in which they cannot answer the questions posed by the caller, they will capture the question and refer that question appropriately

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian will check voicemail and respond to respond to the question/comment received within 24 hours of the next business hour after the voicemail was received

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will record all questions received and the subsequent actions taken, and responses given in the National Transportation Library’s Ask-A-Librarian system

Responding to questions received online

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that all written questions and/or comments received through the Ask-A-Librarian form or via answers@dot.gov receive a response within 24 hours of the next business hour after they are received

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that, in instances in which they cannot answer the questions posed by the caller, they will capture the question and refer that question appropriately

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian s will record the questions received and the subsequent actions taken, and responses given in the National Transportation Library’s Ask-A-Librarian system

Cataloging/indexing digital items

• Each Reference/Cataloging Librarian will produce 1.5 cataloging records per hour for each hour they are not working on Tasks 1 & 2

As required by the National Transportation Library, the Reference/Cataloging Librarians will also perform the following:

  • Copy cataloging items at the minimum rate of 4.5 records per hour
  • Authoring valid .json metadata files, where necessary, for cataloged datasets, in compliance with Project Open Data metadata schema, at a rate of 1 metadata file per hour.
  • Under direction of NTL Data Curator, review data management plans for conformance to DOT Public Access guidelines.
  • Proactively researching and acquiring new datasets for the NTL repository.
  • Authority control and catalog maintenance activities
  • Transportation Research Thesaurus or other taxonomy team meetings, conference calls, and/or research
  • Configuration of new or existing software or development of new web applications that leverages datasets or collections for which Reference/Cataloging Librarian is responsible.
  • Participation on standards review and development activities for metadata and data catalog management (i.e., NTL’s Dublin Core schema, NTL’s MARC to Dublin Core mapping, standards in DCMI’s metadata registry, etc.)
  • Activities with stakeholders (user training, answering questions, committee meetings, outreach through social media, etc.)
  • Professional development (training or conferences)

Technical Skills Required: Expertise in Librarian Cataloging and Reference; articulate in verbal and written communications.

Experience Required: Need to have at least 10 years’ experience with online digital library systems and 3 years’ experience in phone response center operations.

Education: Master’s Degree

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