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I’m pleased to announce the following vacancy for a Licensing and Procurement Coordinator in the Acquisitions and Metadata Branch, National Agricultural Library.  Full details about the position, and instructions on how to apply are available here:


Job Title: Librarian

Department: Department Of Agriculture

Agency: Agricultural Research Service

Job Announcement Number: UK874021-ARS-AD


$89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year


Wednesday, April 17, 2013 to Tuesday, April 30, 2013




Full Time - Permanent




Major responsibilities include:

  • Managing programs, projects, and procedures related to the acquisition and collection lifecycle of electronic resources purchased for the National Agricultural Library's national collection.
  • Managing the Library's contracting activities for electronic resources and bibliographic metadata, including negotiating license agreements, serving as the Contracting Officer's Representative on multiple contracts, and resolving performance issues with vendors. 
  • Serving as principal liaison with ARS procurement staff.
  • Building the NAL resource collection across all formats by collecting and managing usage data and other information to assist in selecting new titles for the collection and making renewal and cancellation decisions.
  • Monitoring the work of Acquisitions and Metadata Branch Staff to ensure that accurate information about the Library's procurement activities is recorded in relevant systems, (e.g., ARS financial management systems and library information systems).



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