Technical Librarian – Sandia National Laboratories – Albuquerque, NM

The Sandia National Laboratories Technical Library is seeking an innovative, highly motivated, energetic and forward-thinking librarian/information scientist to become an integral part of its team. The selected candidate will play a critical role in a variety of areas to include, but not be limited to: Reference/Research, Collection Management, E-Access/Document-Delivery, User Education/Outrearch Services and Data Management/Curation Services. The selected candidate will contribute to the Technical Library’s products and services in the successful delivery and management of scholarly information that support the mission of the Labs. Professional librarians afforded the opportunity to work at Sandia will be actively engaged in meeting the needs of Sandia’s researchers and management through the deliberate use and deployment of technology as a research and reporting tool.

Participates in and contributes to all aspects of library activities. Determines what types of technical literature searches and sources of information meet the information needs of Sandia National Laboratories researchers. Conducts searches of technical literature, analyzes and evaluates data, extracts pertinent information, and prepares abstracts and bibliographies. Maintains extensive knowledge of literature resources. Maintains and improves information retrieval capabilities, including engaging in technology – developing, configuring, deploying and supporting technologies that deliver library products and services. Assists in the selection of literature for inclusion in the library’s collection. Provides instruction and support for users of library and information service.

Primary Job Duties
Develops and deploys technology to meet the needs of Sandia’s researchers and managers for research and reporting.
Participates in and contributes to all aspects of library activities, including acquisitions; cataloging, taxonomy, and metadata control; collection and e-resource management; document delivery; information technology investigation and deployment; and reference research services.
May manage subscription, collection, and document delivery budgets.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
A keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library environment.
Teamwork and leadership capabilities are required, along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
The successful candidate must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
Candidate must be able to demonstrate their project management, analytical, and problem solving skills, with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.
Knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries and library services in both print and digital contexts.
Some familiarity with the content of commercial science, technology, and information resources.
Knowledge of a variety of electronic reference tools in various formats and of bibliographic management software.
Knowledge of bibliographic records, metadata formats, publication formats, and integrated library systems.
Demonstrated ability to instruct and support library and information service users.
Knowledge of information technologies such as search and discovery, library automation, article link-resolvers, collaboration, Rich Site Summary, blogs, and wikis; and website development and maintenance using standard technologies such as SharePoint, HTML, XHTML, XML and programming languages.

Required
-Masters in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
-Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science – including acquisitions, cataloging and metadata control, collection management, document-delivery, electronic resources and reference.
-A strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required.
-Ability to obtain and maintain a required DOE security clearance.

Desired
-Knowledge of and experience with the Dynix Horizon library automation system, Infotrieve Mobile Library and Primo.
-Professional understanding and knowledge of taxonomies, ontologies, content management systems and Web technologies.
-Data management/curation interest and/or experience is a plus.
-Understanding of collection management practices related to the scientific, technical and report literature
-Coursework or degree in the hard sciences or in computer sciences is a plus.
-Experience with making information access as intuitive as possible for the ‘do-it-myself’ researcher as well as familiarity with information push technologies, such as intelligent agents, is desired.
-High achievement in academics is desired; including an undergraduate GPA of 3.2 or better on a 4-point scale and a graduate GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4-point scale.

 

For more information and to submit your application, go to http://www.sandia.gov/careers.

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