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Job Title:Librarian (Biological and Medical Sciences)

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:KL-13-EER-854465


$60,681.00 to $78,883.00 / Per Year


Tuesday, March 19, 2013 to Monday, March 25, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


1 vacancy in the following location:
Dallas, TX United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


Vacancy ID: 854465 

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This position is located at the VA North Texas Health Care System in Dallas, Texas.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Order and claim processes of both print and electronic material. Lead and direct daily circulation activities. Develop, recommend, and monitor the Library Service budget. Manage programs and services to be offered by the Library Service. Evaluate and select new monographic and audiovisual materials. Determine parameters and details of the research question in order to obtain information requested. Answer a wide range of complex and comprehensive reference questions. Review and make recommendations for revision and implementation of program guidelines, policies, and operating procedures. Research various National Library of Medicine databases as well as medical libraries from throughout the world.  Network with both United States and foreign libraries to locate rare and hard-to-fine materials, including those only available from highly specialized foreign institutions. Search and locate information in books, journals, publications, abstract, thesis, dissertations and research projects. Add new material and delete old material in the computerized database/library catalog. Maintain a Selected Dissemination of Information Program to assist medical center staff of changed and developments. Search information for professional medical and administrative staff using national automated data systems. Use the Serials Control and Cataloging Module to control journal, book and e-resources acquisitions. Compile and analyze statistics and prepare necessary reports. Supervise the filing of catalog cards to maintain and up-to date shelf list, as well as a computerized database of all holdings.


Work Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.