Senior Librarian

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Keck Center

National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine

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Full time

$70,880 - $88,600

Overview: Requisition Number: R0002331<br /> <br /> As a member of the Transportation Research Board&rsquo;s Transportation Research Information Services (TRIS) team, leads library programs and/or services, and daily operations of the TRB Library and assists with taxonomy and tagging projects. Examples of programs and services include advanced, expert-level research and consultation services, outreach and training, and library information systems services. Develops and executes strategies that incorporate services into the organization&rsquo;s workflow. Leads collection development and services in consultation with Manager. Coordinates and plans marketing and promotion activities to broaden awareness of overall library services, including those offered by the National Academies&rsquo; Research Center, focusing on maintaining high-level usage of resources. Coordinates with Manager and Database Librarian to maintain TRIS Databases. May supervise assigned library staff.<br /><br />*COVER LETTER REQUIRED*
Responsibilities: <ul> <li> <p>Provides research and reference services for TRB staff and sponsors. Consults with internal customers and sponsors on sophisticated and detailed research projects that require advanced level, expert in-depth information retrieval, analysis, and evaluation. Assists internal staff and external patrons with citation verification and ready reference questions.</p> </li> <li> <p>Develops and maintains web-based content for TRIS web pages and may participate in other Intranet or Internet projects.&nbsp; Creates and maintains LibGuides for staff use.&nbsp; Maintains and creates TRB Snap Searches (research activity summaries) for internal and external customers.&nbsp; Creates videos, fact sheets brochures, and other products to promote the TRB Library and TRIS Databases.</p> </li> <li> <p>Tagging or indexing of institutional content for TRIS and TRB.&nbsp; Performs indexing of assigned content in the TRIS Data Entry system. Assists Indexing Manager to update and maintain the Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) and other taxonomies maintained in PoolParty semantic middleware.</p> </li> <li> <p>Develops and writes recommendations for the delivery of library services. Leads, and conducts needs assessment for library services and evaluates services and products to meet evolving customer requirements. Provides assessments and recommendations to Manager.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Identifies opportunities to facilitate awareness and optimum use of library services and to incorporate library services into the workflow of programs and projects.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Leads and executes marketing and promotion activities to increase and sustain both internal and external customer awareness of library services. This may include creating communications materials and identifying other avenues to communicate services as needed.</p> </li> <li> <p>Designs and conducts routinely offered and ad hoc workshops to increase customer awareness, and use of library services. Trains staff to proficiently use services and resources, including those offered by the National Academies&rsquo; Research Center.</p> </li> <li> <p>Regularly scans literature and identifies publications for inclusion in the research databases.&nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Serves as backup to the Library Assistant for processing interlibrary loan requests.</p> </li> <li> <p>Coordinates with Database Librarian to plan, update, and clean up tables in databases. Includes researching and determining authoritative entries in databases.</p> </li> <li> <p>Imports files into TRIS Data Entry and checks file and data accuracy.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> </li> <li> <p>Assigns work to indexers.</p> </li> <li> <p>Participates in team activities related to database developments and enhancements. &nbsp;</p> </li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: </strong>Ability to exercise leadership skills and think independently and critically. Ability to exercise independent judgment and skill in planning, coordinating, and implementing several diverse projects simultaneously. Ability to provide effective library instruction. Ability to apply understanding of customer needs and exercise independent evaluation of content to deliver high-quality information products and services. Expert knowledge of a wide range of multidisciplinary print and computer-based information resources. Knowledge of interpretative reference interviewing techniques. Ability to solve intellectual problems of substantial variety and complexity. Ability to work successfully in a team environment. Ability to develop relationships with co-workers and employees in other National Academies&rsquo; divisions through effective communication. Excellent communication skills with a proven ability to effectively interact with all levels of employees. Understanding of thesauri construction and use in databases. Strong understanding of relational databases. Experience or working knowledge of taxonomies. Experience with tagging and classifying digital content. Experience with taxonomy management tools.&nbsp; Experience using an integrated library system, SirsiDynix EOS.Web is preferred.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Education/Training Requirements: </strong>Master&rsquo;s Degree in Library Science or related field, or equivalent knowledge.</p> <p><strong>Minimum Experience:</strong> Five years of related professional experience.&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Physical Capabilities:</strong> Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time.</p> <p><strong>Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: </strong>None.</p> <p><strong>Supervisory Responsibilities/Controls:</strong> Reports to Manager. General direction is provided. May supervise assigned employees.</p> <p><strong>Compensation Range: </strong>The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine support equity, fairness, and transparency in our compensation programs. An estimated compensation range for this position is $70,880 - $88,600. Compensation offered to the selected candidate will be based on the candidate&rsquo;s relevant knowledge, skills, and work experience, commensurate with compensation of current employees in comparable positions with similar knowledge, skills, and work experience, and subject to budget parameters. Note it is not typical for a candidate to be hired at the higher end of the range.</p> <p><strong>Work Environment:&nbsp;</strong>Hybrid Office/Telecommute environment, expected onsite percentage 40%, with occasional travel between National Academies&rsquo; facilities and to off-site meeting/sponsor locations.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>The National Academies&rsquo; Statement on Diversity and Inclusion:<br /></strong>We, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies), value diversity among our staff, members, volunteers, partners, vendors, and audiences. We recognize that talent is broadly distributed in society and that many perspectives enhance the quality of our work and drive innovation and impact.</p> <p>We pledge to cultivate a workplace culture and climate that promotes inclusion, belonging, accessibility, and anti-racism; upholds equity; and values the participation of all who are engaged in advancing our mission. By embracing the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our programs, institutional policies and practices, and products, we will be able to better advise the nation on the most complex issues facing society and the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Equal Opportunity Employer:<br /></strong>It is the policy of the National Academies to recruit, hire, transfer, compensate, and promote people in all job categories and to administer all other personnel actions, terms and conditions of employment in a manner that is consistent with equal employment, and does not discriminate on the basis of&nbsp; race, creed, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, religion, disability, medical condition for which a person has been rehabilitated or cured, marital status, family responsibilities, genetic information, political affiliation, personal appearance, matriculation, unemployment status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.&nbsp; It is also the institution's policy to recruit, hire, promote, and provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and covered veterans who are otherwise qualified.</p>