[Eril-l] Vacancy Announcement: National Agricultural Library (NAL)in Beltsville, MD; GS-12 Librarian (Biological Sciences) closes on Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Crone, Vicky vicky.crone at usda.gov
Wed Jan 12 06:27:03 PST 2022

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) has an opening for a GS-12 Librarian (Biological Sciences), in the Information Production Division, Information and Customer Service Branch. The position is located in Beltsville, Maryland and is telework eligible.

The position closes on Wednesday, January 19, 2022; and is available to:
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The incumbent applies knowledge of digital information delivery, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment.

Major Duties:

  *   Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities
  *   Develops new resources for key audiences, tests with market research, and follow trends on new tools available to support resource development
  *   Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  *   Creates, manages, and enhances data representing NAL?s digital and physical collections. Supports collection, organization and availability of information on NAL websites.
  *   Responsible for collection development in the specialized fields of water quality, natural resources, alternative farming, rural information, and LTAR.
  *   Prepares reports as needed or requested; maintains statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  *   Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  *   Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information- seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Occasional travel may be required.

Please direct questions to:
Kristin Tudja
kristin.tudja at usda.gov<mailto:kristin.tudja at usda.gov>

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