Two Positions: Washington, D.C.

Position: Librarian
Location: Veterans Health Administration
Salary: $69,107 – $107,680

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The primary purpose of this position in Health Outcomes Military Exposures (HOME) Program Office is to serve Veterans exposed to toxic military exposures. The position assumes primary responsibility of ensuring that there is interaction with staff, Veterans, and their family members and to provide accurate information on literature searches pertaining to toxic military exposures.


  • Works with external partners and vendors to provide access and resolve issues with electronic resources and services.
  • Participates in local, state, regional and national information networks, fostering good working relationships with other health care information professionals to facilitate interlibrary cooperation and the smooth exchange of medical and allied health information.
  • Contacts medical professionals and researchers, administrative and management staff, patients, and vendor representatives. A wide range of contacts are required for marketing, motivating, and demonstrating clinical information resources and tools available to users.
  • Meets with teams and committees to present information about library resources and services and how they can be used most effectively.
  • Apply established practices and techniques to investigate and analyze a variety of frequently encountered library problems, questions, or situations such as in the management of the HOME general library in the area of responsibility in technical services and systems.
  • Carries out complex searches providing accurate and reliable information that informs clinical and management decisions, provides context for research efforts, and encourages the self-directed learning of staff.
  • Serves as the expert in searching highly specialized biomedical, nursing, and allied health, as well as health management databases and the Internet.
  • Meets with teams and committees to present information about library resources and services and how they can be used most effectively.
  • In the rapidly changing environment of biomedical knowledge-based information, the position maintains current knowledge of data base content and serves as the expert in searching techniques across a variety of databases and vendors.
  • Applies expertise to searching multiple health-related databases including, but not limited to, MEDLINE, CINAHL, PsycInfo, Cochrane Library, UpToDate, as well as databases in affiliated fields such as business and the social sciences.
  • The position is responsible for developing a collection (print, audiovisual and electronic) which provides broad and in-depth coverage of varied clinical, research and management subjects.

Promotion Potential: The selectee may be promoted to the full performance level without further competition when all regulatory, qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at a lower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the full performance level.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday
Compressed/Flexible: Available
Virtual: This is a Remote Position
Position Description/PD#: Librarian/PD78432-A and PD78433-A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

Position: Librarian (Electronic Resources)
Location: Library of Congress
Salary: $112,015 – $145,617

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian to join its Acquisition and Collections Section. The selectee will play a critical role in manage electronic resources, which includes facilitating the work of the CRS Research Materials Committee.


Electronic Resources Evaluation and Management

The incumbent reviews and analyzes a wide variety of complicated factors in evaluating existing and emerging electronic resources to determine the feasibility of their continued use, and/or potential removal from or addition to CRS’s digital offerings to users. For existing resources in CRS, the incumbent gathers and analyzes data on usage, cost and other points in order to make recommendations to management. Manages all user accounts that require a password for CRS division staff. Guides and directs acquisition librarians and library technicians who may provide limited assistance in managing user accounts. Coordinates with vendors to provide training programs for staff related to CRS and LC electronic resources. May also develop training programs for electronic resources and provide training directly to users. Prepares user documentation guides, fact sheets, Q&As, and newsletters. Resolves problems regarding user access and online database use. Provides technical expertise for the implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of electronic resources.

Consultation and Liaison Services

Serves as an expert regarding electronic resources and shares such information with CRS staff (e.g., how to make the best use of a particular resource; how to identify other resources that might have similar or better information; how to conduct advanced use/searches within an electronic resource, etc.). Coordinates with staff within CRS and other areas of LC, as appropriate. Initiates, establishes, and maintains professional relationships with analysts, librarians and other specialists in order to share resources and information about electronic resources. As a consultant, makes recommendations regarding major changes in subject areas (e.g., a major change in the coverage of one of our subscription products). Explains or presents specialized or technical information to individuals or groups with varying backgrounds or levels of experience. Serves as a member of the Library-wide Electronic Resources Management Group (ERMG) representing CRS and may participate on other CRS/Library committees and working groups.

CRS Collections Development

The incumbent interprets and advises on the contents of a collection, both catalogued and uncatalogued, covering current and retrospective items. Develops, recommends, and/or revises collections development policies. Reviews publishing trends in the electronic resources market to identify new resources, sources and technologies not already in the collections as well as enhancements to technological capabilities of products already in the collections. Plans and develops programs to fill gaps and augment collections to improve services to CRS and where appropriate, LC clients. Develops and maintains services and provides guidance to facilitate access to resources in CRS’s onsite and remote locations. Coordinates with CRS divisions to select new information products for the collection. Provides analysis of electronic resource usage to determine the need for new subscriptions and renewals. Informs CRS staff when material is available through different acquisition methods, including Copyright Special Relief agreements and copyright deposit. Evaluates the quality and usefulness of materials acquired from different sources. Arranges for trials of electronic resources within CRS and in other areas of LC to determine whether they should be added to the CRS collection. Compiles and analyzes data about the usage of electronic resources. Prepares justifications for renewals, and the acquisition of new or additional materials for the collection.

Automated Systems Implementation

Participates in the operation, maintenance, and improvement of the Library’s electronic resources management system (ERMS) by representing CRS interests concerning how information is displayed. Coordinates updates to the ERMS with LC and CRS staff. Initiates projects with OCIO to provide/support the single sign-on convention for CRS resources as feasible and appropriate. Participates as a member of the project team in the implementation of the Library Collection Access Platform, the [planned] next-generation LC system project, which is a replacement for the Library’s public-facing public access catalog. Analyzes user requirements for new systems and services.

The position description number for this position is 431182.
The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
The incumbent of this position will work a flextime or compflex work schedule.
This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.