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Department: Department Of Agriculture

Agency: Agricultural Research Service

Sub Agency: National Agricultural Library

Job Announcement Number:



Librarian (Biological Sciences)

SALARY RANGE: 48,108.00 - 62,546.00 USD per year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, November 03, 2008
to Wednesday, December 03, 2008

SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION: Full-Time  Term position not to exceed 13 months, may be extended up to a total of four years without further competition.


DUTY LOCATIONS:   1 vacancy - Beltsville, MD

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED:   Applications will be accepted from United States citizens and nationals.


Find Solutions to Agricultural Problems that Affect Americans Every Day, From Field to Table

This position is located in the Bibliographic Services Branch and will be responsible for cataloging, monographs, serials and other materials in agriculture and the related sciences from sources from around the world.  

The National Agricultural Library (NAL), the largest agricultural library in the world, has been serving agriculture since 1862.  Established by Congress, its mission, stated simply, is 'to ensure and enhance access to agricultural information for a better quality of life.'  NAL's work in collecting, preserving, and making agricultural information available is fundamental to the continued well-being and growth of U.S. agriculture, and the development of food supplies for the nation and the world.

The Library is located near the intersection of U.S. Route 1 and Interstate Route 95/495 (Beltway Exit 25-North), Beltsville, Maryland, USA, 15 miles northeast of Washington, D.C. NAL offers free employee parking.  A courtesy shuttle to the Greenbelt Metro Station and a metro transportation subsidy are available.  NAL is also located near the George Washington Carver Center and the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center where on-site child care, cafeteria, and other amenities are available.

You can access the NAL homepage at

Please include a statement in your application that you are a U.S. citizen.



Michael Esman
Head, Bibliographic Services Branch
National Agricultural Library
10301 Baltimore Ave.
Beltsville, MD 20705
301-504-7565 (phone)
301-504-5471 (fax)
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