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 The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland
 is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity 
to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge 
for the benefit of the public’s health.

Deadline: none given - will post until August 2, 2014

Positions are available in:

Web Site Development and Social Media 
  • ·         Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus
  • ·         Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM
  • ·         Support development and maintenance of NLM web sites by assisting with content management, usability, accessibility,
  • information architecture, plain language, navigation and mobile access

Technical Services
  • ·         Acquire materials for the NLM collection and support the licensing of electronic resources
  • ·         Create and maintain serial records which serve as the underlying data for various systems throughout NLM; provide
  • quality assurance of NLM serial records in local and national databases to ensure accurate journal citations in databases such as
  • PubMed and PMC (PubMed Central)

Preservation; Digital Preservation
  • ·         Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs,
  • serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings,
  • and other materials
  • ·         Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats
Consumer Health
  • ·         Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through
  • MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site
Data and Literature Management
  • ·         Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature
  • ·         Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature
  • ·         Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations and Web pages, including HTML or XML tagging and
  • metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency
  • ·         Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems
  • ·         Participation with customer service, training and outreach services for NLM systems, such as PubMed

Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology
  • ·         Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information
  • resources that serve their needs
  • ·         Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information
  • using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments,  and common data elements
  • and measures
Data Science and Big Data
  • ·         Assist with initiatives to enhance access to biomedical data sets resulting from publicly funded research
  • ·         Analyze and develop guidance related to emerging policies that promote data sharing and open science
  • ·         Participate in projects to engage science communities of practice in standards efforts, including common data elements  initiatives

Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146
Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits
Eligibility: Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated
 on or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States
Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates (Librarian) Program
 of USAJobs:  from June 2 – June 6, 2014
We encourage the submission of a cover letter identifying the area(s) you are most interested in working in, so that we can determine
 the area best suited in our organization.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career
 development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, 
marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation. 

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes
 of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.



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"New graduates and members looking for jobs in a tough employment market have asked what the association can do to help them; the Get a Job! Web Site was developed with the help of members to do just that," said ALA Executive Director Keith Michael Fiels. "From JobLIST to mentoring opportunities, the new Web site brings together ALA resources as well as  true life success stories and advice from HR directors and library staff to provide a one-stop resource for job seekers."
The ALA accelerated the Web site launch in response to the current urgency of many members' and other library professionals' job searches. The site is a work-in-progress, where library professionals and support staff will find advice on how to use social networking tools in a job search, what to do if you're laid off, budgeting assistance, networking techniques and strategies for researching the economy and jobs in various parts of the United States. 
As it evolves, the site will include information specific to people seeking their first job, mid-career staff and people changing professions.  New material and updates will be added regularly, including podcasts.  Site users are encouraged to subscribe to the Get a Job! RSS feed to take full advantage of the updates.  We welcome your suggestions and experiences for the site; please e-mail information that you'd like to share to
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