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Position at National Library of Medicine

From: Mary Kate Dugan <duganm>
Date: Thursday, November 15, 2007
Preservation and Collection Management Section
Position at National Library of Medicine

A Librarian position in the Preservation and Collection Management
Section at the National Library of Medicine is now open and will
close on December 4, 2007.  To apply, please  see


The Job Announcement Number on this website is HHS/NIH-2007-0897.
Below is a brief description of the duties and responsibilities of
the position.  Please contact Mary Kate Dugan at 301-435-7113 if
there are any questions.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities The position is located
in Library Operations, Public Services Division, Preservation and
Collection Management Section (PCM), Collection Management Unit
(CMU).  The function of PCM is to direct the implementation of and
provide a focal point for the National Library of Medicine's
preservation and collection management programs.  This includes
planning, budgeting, staffing, coordination and evaluation of both
in-house and contract activities related to the preservation and
management of NLM's collections; development of cooperative
preservation programs with other national, biomedical, and research
libraries; evaluating new preservation technologies; training staff
and users in careful handling of materials; consultation with other
biomedical libraries regarding preservation issues and methods; and
recommending needed research to NLM senior management for approval.
The incumbent serves as a librarian in the Collection Management
Unit.  The Unit is responsible for collection management functions
that include binding, book repair, shelving, collection security,
and space management.  The incumbent assists the Unit Head in all
matters related to management of a collection of approximately
7,500,000 items.  Serves as Project Officer or Alternate Project
Officer for the NLM binding preparation, binding, and shelving
contracts.  Serves as a backup to the Director of Disaster Recovery.
Has experience with integrated library systems (ILS) and
bibliographic, holdings and item record.  Possesses  in-depth
knowledge of serials and is able to recognize bibliographic problems
and resolve all but the most complicated bibliographic problems
related to serial publications.  Plans, organizes and carries to
completion major projects designed to preserve collection materials
in a variety of formats including audiovisual and electronic
resources in a timely manner.  Ensures that the Library's book
repair and conservation labs are equipped with all necessary
supplies and equipment and performs quality reviews collection items
that received repair treatments from book repair staff.  Trains,
coordinates, and reviews the work of CMU library technicians and
student assistants, including their ILS work. Offers training
sessions on care and handling of library materials to Library staff.

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