NLM Invites Eligible Applicants for Library Operations Unit Head Positions


Last day to apply is tomorrow Tuesday, August 30, 2016.


The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is recruiting up to eight Unit Heads in the Division of Library Operations. You are eligible to apply if you are a current government employee or have another eligible status


These supervisory GS-13 positions are:


Bibliographic Services Division

·         Data Review and Systems Unit, Index Section

·         Indexing Unit D, Index Section

·         Training and Outreach Unit, MEDLARS Management Section


Public Services Division

·         Access Unit, Collection Access Section

·         Systems Unit, Collection Access Section

·         Collection Management Unit, Preservation and Collection Management Section

·         User Services Unit, Reference and Web Services Section


Technical Services Division

·         Library Technology Unit, Library Technology Services Section


If you are eligible, you should apply to the USAJobs posting.  The position will only be open for five days and closes Tuesday, August 29, 2016. To be considered, you’ll need to apply to the opening for a Technical Information Specialist (job series 1412). A library or information science degree isn’t required to apply, but you’ll need to demonstrate the experience described in the USAJobs announcement. Find more information about each of the eight positions at the Careers@NLM website.


Unit Heads serve as the foundation of Library Operations because they are the supervisors who keep our staff motivated and appreciated for the hard work they do every day.  We’re looking for applicants who can demonstrate adaptability, effective change management, collaboration and communication skills, coaching, conflict resolution, commitment to leveraging diversity, mentoring, and motivating others. 


The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. A Metro subway station (Medical Center on the Red Line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and Northern Virginia. We also have free parking.


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.




Jen Diffin

Head, Library Technology Services Section

Technical Services Division

National Library of Medicine

8600 Rockville Pike

BG 38 RM 1N08K

Bethesda, MD 20894