Two Positions- Washington DC & Maryland

Position: Research Librarian (Temporary)
Location: International Monetary Fund, Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks a Temporary Research Librarian for an assignment with our client, the International Monetary Fund. As part of the IMF Library, the research librarian will provide research and reference services to the staff of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), using his/her knowledge of data, news and bibliographic resources to meet the information needs. The position is part of the Library Client Services Team, within the IMF Library.


  • Meets the information needs and provide state-of-the-art library research services to IMF staff by:
    • Responding to client’s requests for information using a variety of print, electronic and data resources including economic and financial databases or services like Moody’s, S&P, Fitch, DataStream, Capital IQ, etc.
    • Evaluating, developing and implementing research projects as well as integrating library contents on institutional web sites.
  • Develops information products and deliver library services by:
    • Creating information products, such as research guides, customized information packages, quick reference tools etc., to meet immediate and ongoing information needs of the staff.
    • Working closely with the departments on best ways of making library electronic resources available via their information/knowledge sharing systems (Intranet, SharePoint sites, mobile devices, etc.)
  • Increase effectiveness of use of library services by contributing to the Library training and outreach projects across the IMF.
  • Run or contribute to projects to enhance the user experience via the collection development and/or maintenance, and understand better users’ need and information behavior,

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA accredited university or other relevant degree, especially in economics or related areas.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in providing library services.
  • Ability to interview users to understand their information needs.
  • Ability to evaluate and search news, bibliographic, data and statistical services and deliver research and reference services.
  • Familiarity with economic and financial data concepts and experience using and managing commercial data services is an asset.
  • Ability to logically organize and work with large quantities of data is an asset.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to contribute in a team-based environment.
  • Knowledge of project management would be an asset

To apply, please visit:

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year
NOTE: Opening & closing dates: 6/28/2018-7/02/2018

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), Technical Services Division (TSD), Library Technology Services Section (LTSS).

As a Technical Information Specialist, you will:


  • Serve in state-of-the-art information technologies and their application to library and information centers and development of new products, services, and delivery mechanisms.
  • Support the computing needs by identifying requirements, developing new means of delivering services and information, coordinating and enabling implementation of new services, and supporting ongoing services.
  • Serve as a manager to NLM Digital Collections.
  • Be responsibile for examing and adopting new technologies to build and maintain robust systems for NLM resources.
  • Lead project teams composed of a variety of members to conduct projects and research that requires to have a strong understanding of library technology, databases, software, and NLM policies and procedures.
  • Lead and implement programs to test and evaluate NLM products and services through surveys, questionnaires, interviews, analytics, and other formal and informal evaluation tools.
  • Serve as a liaison between NLM’s Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) and DLO for recommending, testing, and implementing institution-wide and external network services.
  • Collaboratively work with all types of libraries, government agencies and organizations working in biomedical and public health fields to determine strategies for exchanging information, improving services, and establishing cooperative projects.

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