From the GMR: Job Posting from NLM: Chief, Technical Services
Position Title: Chief, Technical Services Division
Organization: National Library of Medicine
Closing Date: September 17, 2010
Salary Range: $123,758-155,500
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver data to millions of users every day, including scientists, health professionals, and the public. NLM plays a pivotal role in enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior. In support of this mission, NLM seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief, Technical Services Division with responsibility for the Library's technical services and collection development functions to build and organize a collection of over 12,000.000 items, including selection and acquisition of electronic and print materials, licensing, processing, cataloging and metadata description. The Chief of the Technical Services Division reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations in managing the operations of 90 employees in the Serial Records, Selection and Acquisitions, and Cataloging Sections; formulating and interpreting policies; analyzing technical services programs for continuous improvement; developing and monitoring operational and collection budgets; and staffing requirements. The office of the Chief, TSD also oversees the deployment of the integrated library management system with the OPAC and other automated enhancements to facilitate access to the collection resources. The incumbent will take the lead in developing and implementing innovative redesign of processing workflows for acquisitions and cataloging, expanding the scope of electronic resources for the collection, launching a digital repository, and reshaping the Division's workforce to meet the challenges of new organizational priorities.
NLM's unique position as the world's largest biomedical library, its dedicated and diverse staff, and a history of developing technology solutions to improve the collection, processing, and dissemination of information provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced library professional with a strong background managing technical services in a complex library environment, outstanding communications skills and a results-oriented approach to problem solving. As a national library, NLM works closely with the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, National Archives and Records Administration, American Library Association, other government agencies, institutions and international organizations to develop standards, policies and workable long-term solutions to problems facing research libraries today. The Chief of NLM's Technical Services Division serves as the Library's expert on collection development and technical processing and represents NLM at national venues and professional groups and organizations with opportunities to engage in national level collaborations and partnerships.
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Technical Services Division, Library Operations
Closing Date: 09/17/2010