Librarian Positions



The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library in Bethesda, Maryland, seeks innovative, customer service oriented librarians with strong biomedical backgrounds to provide information management, reference, marketing, scholarly communication, instruction, consultant, and expert search services.


These positions require individuals interested in leading the Library in exploring new technology that can be applied to servicing Library clients; embedding Library products and services seamlessly in the workflow of NIH staff; advancing the development of shared information environments through research, advocacy, education, and implementation of information architecture practices; contributing to the communication and marketing efforts of the Library; and developing an in-depth awareness of current and emerging issues associated with scholarly communication and effective dissemination of research results. In addition, these positions require a commitment to life long learning and attendance at lectures and courses offered by NIH and local universities to increase one’s knowledge and skills in appropriate areas.  Course tuition will be paid and time off from work will be given to attend classes.

Salary range is $43,365 to $81,747 with promotion potential to a salary range of $74,782 to $97,213. 


The position will be open beginning June 20, 2005.  The vacancy announcement, which explains the application procedure and deadline, is available online at or applicants may contact Ms. Joan Patton, NIH Client Services Branch, Team C, 31 Center Drive, Bldg. 31, Rm 4B41, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892-2157, telephone 301/402-1528, Fax 301/402-1057, email [log in to unmask]. NIH is an Equal Opportunity Employer.